Along the highway, / I hold you by the cuff. / Do not hate me ; – / Old intercourse should not be suddenly [...] Cf. Shijing 81
The Master said, "From the man bringing his bundle of dried flesh for my teaching upwards, I have never refused [...] Cf. Lunyu 157
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
It's a long way home, a long way east. / I am old and my sleeve is wet with tears. / We meet on horseback. I [...] Cf. Tangshi 270
Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: 1) Dispersive ground; 2) facile ground; 3) [...] Cf. Sunzi 179
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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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