What does he in Zhulin ? / He is going after Xianan. / He is not going to Zhulin ; / He is going after Xianan. / [...] Cf. Shijing 144
The Master said, "A scholar, whose mind is set on truth, and who is ashamed of bad clothes and bad food, is not fit to [...] Cf. Lunyu 75
Pi / Holding Together [Union] / On the earth is water: The image of HOLDING TOGETHER. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 8
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
I go in a dream to the house of Xie / Through a zigzag porch with arching rails / To a court where the spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 310
When the soldiers stand leaning on their spears, they are faint from want of food. If those who are sent to draw water [...] Cf. Sunzi 146
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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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