On the willows at the east gate, / The leaves are very luxuria.... / The evening was the time agreed on, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 140
Mang Wû asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "Parents are anxious lest their children should be sick." [...] Cf. Lunyu 22
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
You ask me when I am coming. I do not know. / I dream of your mountains and autumn pools brimming all night with [...] Cf. Tangshi 298
4) If it is possible to make an assault with fire from without, do not wait for it to break out within, but deliver [...] Cf. Sunzi 228
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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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