Along the highway, / I hold you by the cuff. / Do not hate me ; – / Old intercourse should not be suddenly [...] Cf. Shijing 81
The Master said, "In teaching there should be no distinction of classes." [...] Cf. Lunyu 430
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
My office has grown cold today; / And I suddenly think of my mountain friend / Gathering firewood down in the [...] Cf. Tangshi 29
Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, [...] Cf. Sunzi 240
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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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