A lucky day was wu, / And we sacrificed on it to the Ruler [of horses], and prayed. / Our hunting carriages were [...] Cf. Shijing 180
Chî Lû asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said, "While you are not able to serve men, how can you [...] Cf. Lunyu 279
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
I am the madman of the Chu country / Who sang a mad song disputing Confucius. / ...Holding in my hand a staff [...] Cf. Tangshi 53
In dry, level country, take up an easily accessible position with rising ground to your right and on your rear, so [...] Cf. Sunzi 134
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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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