They clear away the grass and the bushes ; / And the ground is laid open by their ploughs. / In thousands of pairs [...] Cf. Shijing 290
1. The Master said, "Respectfulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the [...] Cf. Lunyu 190
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
Your seven strings are like the voice / Of a cold wind in the pines, / Singing old beloved songs / Which no [...] Cf. Tangshi 238
Asked if an army can be made to imitate the SHUAI-JAN, [...] Cf. Sunzi 204
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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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