The angry terrors of Compassionate Heaven, / Extend through this lower world ; / [The king's] counsels and plans [...] Cf. Shijing 195
The philosopher Tsang being ill, he cared to him the disciples of his school, and said, "Uncover my feet, uncover my [...] Cf. Lunyu 191
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
Mist veils the cold stream, and moonlight the sand, / As I moor in the shadow of a river-tavern, / Where girls, [...] Cf. Tangshi 291
In dry, level country, take up an easily accessible position with rising ground to your right and on your rear, so [...] Cf. Sunzi 134
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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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