The reeds and rushes are deeply green, / And the white dew is turned into hoarfrost. / The man of whom I think, / [...] Cf. Shijing 129
The Master's frequent themes of discourse were – the Odes, the History, and the maintenance of the Rules of Propriety. [...] Cf. Lunyu 168
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
From the temple, deep in its tender bamboos, / Comes the low sound of an evening bell, / While the hat of a [...] Cf. Tangshi 237
With regard to NARROW PASSES, if you can occupy them first, let them be strongly garrisoned and await the advent of the [...] Cf. Sunzi 159
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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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