The reeds and rushes are deeply green, / And the white dew is turned into hoarfrost. / The man of whom I think, / [...] Cf. Shijing 129
The Master said, "Tsang Wan kept a large tortoise in a house, on the capitals of the pillars of which he had hills [...] Cf. Lunyu 110
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
Since yesterday had to throw me and bolt, / Today has hurt my heart even more. / The autumn wildgeese have a [...] Cf. Tangshi 56
What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease. [...] Cf. Sunzi 49
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Why read Confucius, Lao-tse or the Book of Changes? Well, these Chinese classics have had a major influence on the oldest civilization still in existence on the face of this planet; that should be enough. If not, please consider that China, mostly as a distant mirror where hopes and fears are reflected, has exercised a profound impact on the thinking patterns of Western civilisations, and will. This article in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains things better.
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