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
[...] 2. When he was in Chan, their provisions were exhausted, and his followers became so ill that they were unable to [...] Cf. Lunyu 393
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
A wanderer hears drums portending battle. / By the first call of autumn from a wildgoose at the border, / He [...] Cf. Tangshi 109
Ground which can be abandoned but is hard to re-occupy is called ENTANGLING. From a position of this sort, if the [...] Cf. Sunzi 157
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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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