Ah ! solemn is the ancestral temple in its pure stillness. / Reverent and harmonious were the distinguished [...] Cf. Shijing 266
1. The Duke of Sheh informed Confucius, saying, "Among us here there are those who may be styled upright in their [...] Cf. Lunyu 335
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
The sun has gone slanting over a lordly roof / And red-blossoming branches have leaned toward the dew / Since [...] Cf. Tangshi 284
Hence it is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for [...] Cf. Sunzi 255
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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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