The angry terrors of Compassionate Heaven, / Extend through this lower world ; / [The king's] counsels and plans [...] Cf. Shijing 195
The Master said, "While a man's father is alive, look at the bent of his will; when his father is dead, look at his [...] Cf. Lunyu 11
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers, / Borne by the channel of a green stream, / Rounding ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 15
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION. [...] Cf. Sunzi 165
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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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