The men of Qing are in Peng ; / The chariot with its team in mail ever moves about ; / The two spears in it, with [...] Cf. Shijing 79
1. Chan Ch'ang murdered the duke Chien of Ch'î. / 2. Confucius bathed, went to court and informed the duke Âi, saying, [...] Cf. Lunyu 368
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
Cicadas complain of thin mulberry-trees / In the Eighth-month chill at the frontier pass. / Through the gate [...] Cf. Tangshi 36
By METHOD AND DISCIPLINE are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 7
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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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