If I could but see the white cap, / And the earnest mourner worn to leanness ! – / My toiled heart is worn with [...] Cf. Shijing 147
When Yen Yüan died, the Master said, "Alas! Heaven is destroying me! Heaven is destroying me!" [...] Cf. Lunyu 276
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
It is because every one under Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty, that the idea of ugliness exists. / And equally if [...] Cf. Daodejing 2
She is slim and supple and not yet fourteen, / The young spring-tip of a cardamon-spray. / On the Yangzhou Road [...] Cf. Tangshi 295
When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called TEMPORIZING ground. it [...] Cf. Sunzi 158
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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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