Rapid was the warlike energy of [our king of] Yin, / And vigorously did he attack Jing-Chu. / Boldly he entered its [...] Cf. Shijing 305
The duke Ching of Ch'î, with reference to the manner in which he should treat Confucius, said, "I cannot treat him as I [...] Cf. Lunyu 476
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
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
If you are situated at a great distance from the enemy, and the strength of the two armies is equal, it is not easy to [...] Cf. Sunzi 161
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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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