They clear away the grass and the bushes ; / And the ground is laid open by their ploughs. / In thousands of pairs [...] Cf. Shijing 290
The Master's frequent themes of discourse were – the Odes, the History, and the maintenance of the Rules of Propriety. [...] Cf. Lunyu 168
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
I go in a dream to the house of Xie / Through a zigzag porch with arching rails / To a court where the spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 310
Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called ACCESSIBLE. With regard to ground of this nature, be [...] Cf. Sunzi 156
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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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