Who can say that you have no sheep ? / There are three hundred in [each] herd. / Who says that you have no cattle ? [...] Cf. Shijing 190
1. The Master said, "See what a man does. / 2. "Mark his motives. / 3. "Examine in what things he rests. / 4. "How can [...] Cf. Lunyu 26
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
The sand below the border-mountain lies like snow, / And the moon like frost beyond the city-wall, / And [...] Cf. Tangshi 279
Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and [...] Cf. Sunzi 178
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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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