The angry terrors of Compassionate Heaven, / Extend through this lower world ; / [The king's] counsels and plans [...] Cf. Shijing 195
The Master said, "Mang Kung-ch'o is more than fit to be chief officer in the families of Châo and Wei, but he is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 358
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
What is in the end to be shrunk / Must first be stretched. / Whatever is to be weakened / Must begin by being made [...] Cf. Daodejing 36
What shall I say of the Great Peak? – / The ancient dukedoms are everywhere green, / Inspired and stirred by [...] Cf. Tangshi 8
The spot where we intend to fight must not be made known; for then the enemy will have to prepare against a possible [...] Cf. Sunzi 81
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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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