They gather the beans, they gather the beans, / In their baskets, square and round. / The princes are coming to [...] Cf. Shijing 222
1. Tsze-lû, following the Master, happened to fall behind, when he met an old man, carrying across his shoulder on a [...] Cf. Lunyu 480
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
High in the faint moonlight, wildgeese are soaring. / Tartar chieftains are fleeing through the dark – / And [...] Cf. Tangshi 258
If you set a fully equipped army in march in order to snatch an advantage, the chances are that you will be too late. [...] Cf. Sunzi 98
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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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