Near the level ground at the east gate, / Is the madder plant on the bank. / The house is near there, / But [...] Cf. Shijing 89
Chung-kung asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "It is, when you go abroad, to behave to every one as if you [...] Cf. Lunyu 295
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
Slow and reluctant, I have waited / Day after day, till now I must go. / How sweet the road-side flowers might [...] Cf. Tangshi 131
The spot where we intend to fight must not be made known; for then the enemy will have to prepare against a possible [...] Cf. Sunzi 81
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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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