O sun ; O moon, / Which enlightens this lower earth ! / Here is the man, / Who treats me not according [...] Cf. Shijing 29
1. Ch'ang-tsü and Chieh-nî were at work in the field together, when Confucius passed by them, and sent Tsze-lû to [...] Cf. Lunyu 479
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
There are faint green mountains and far green waters, / And grasses in this river region not yet faded by autumn; [...] Cf. Tangshi 292
Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away from high places and hastens downwards. [...] Cf. Sunzi 92
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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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