The dolichos grows, covering the thorn trees ; / The convolvulus spreads all over the waste. / The man of my [...] Cf. Shijing 124
Hsien asked what was shameful. The Master said, "When good government prevails in a state, to be thinking only of [...] Cf. Lunyu 348
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
My heart has been heavy all day long / Because you have so far to go. / The marriage of a girl, away from her [...] Cf. Tangshi 33
The MORAL LAW causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of [...] Cf. Sunzi 3
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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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