On the hills of the south is the Tai plant, / On those of the north is the Lai. / To be rejoiced in are ye, noble [...] Cf. Shijing 172
The Master said, "When the multitude hate a man, it is necessary to examine into the case. When the multitude like a [...] Cf. Lunyu 419
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
Her jade-white staircase is cold with dew; / Her silk soles are wet, she lingered there so long.... / Behind [...] Cf. Tangshi 255
Sun Tzu said: There are five ways of attacking with fire. The first is to burn soldiers in their camp; [...] Cf. Sunzi 222
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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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