Well fashioned is the bow adorned with horn, / And swift is its recoil. / Brothers and relatives by affinity, / [...] Cf. Shijing 223
There were four things from which the Master was entirely free. He had no foregone conclusions, no arbitrary [...] Cf. Lunyu 213
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship over the hundred lesser streams? / Through the merit of being [...] Cf. Daodejing 66
The moon, grown full now over the sea, / Brightening the whole of heaven, / Brings to separated hearts / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 91
The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants, [...] Cf. Sunzi 28
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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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