God has reversed [His usual course of procedure], / And the lower people are full of distress. / The words which [...] Cf. Shijing 254
The Master said, "The learning virtue without proper cultivation; the not thoroughly discussing what is learned; not [...] Cf. Lunyu 153
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
There seems to be no one on the empty mountain.... / And yet I think I hear a voice, / Where sunlight, entering [...] Cf. Tangshi 224
In attacking with fire, one should be prepared to meet five possible developments: [...] Cf. Sunzi 226
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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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