Small is the cooing dove, / But it flies aloft up to heaven. / My heart is wounded with sorrow, / And I think of [...] Cf. Shijing 196
The Master said, "The Kwan Tsü is expressive of enjoyment without being licentious, and of grief without being [...] Cf. Lunyu 60
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
There are many curtains in your care-free house, / Where rapture lasts the whole night long. / ...What are the [...] Cf. Tangshi 218
Hence the experienced soldier, once in motion, is never bewildered; once he has broken camp, he is never at a loss. [...] Cf. Sunzi 177
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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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