In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
Confucius said, "The superior man has nine things which are subjects with him of thoughtful consideration. In regard to [...] Cf. Lunyu 443
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
Tao gave them birth; / The “power” of Tao reared them, / Shaped them according to their kinds, / Perfected them, giving [...] Cf. Daodejing 51
In dangerous times we two came south; / Now you go north in safety, without me. / But remember my head growing [...] Cf. Tangshi 149
1) By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey. This is called [...] Cf. Sunzi 35
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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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