The fish pass into the basket, / Yellow-jaws and sand-blowers. / Our host has spirits, / Good and abundance of [...] Cf. Shijing 170
The philosopher Tsang said, "The superior man, in his thoughts, does not go out of his place." [...] Cf. Lunyu 373
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
She brings a broom at dawn to the Golden Palace doorway / And dusts the hall from end to end with her round fan, [...] Cf. Tangshi 314
Having DOOMED SPIES, doing certain things openly for purposes of deception, and allowing our spies to know of them and [...] Cf. Sunzi 246
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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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