Cold blows the north wind ; / Thick falls the snow. / Ye who love and regard me, / Let us join hands and [...] Cf. Shijing 41
The border warden at I requested to be introduced to the Master, saying, "When men of superior virtue have come to [...] Cf. Lunyu 64
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
Drive the orioles away, / All their music from the trees.... / When she dreamed that she went to Liaoxi Camp / [...] Cf. Tangshi 251
To be near the goal while the enemy is still far from it, to wait at ease while the enemy is toiling and struggling, to [...] Cf. Sunzi 118
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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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