Look at those recesses in the banks of the Qi, / With their green bamboos, so fresh and luxuriant ! / There is [...] Cf. Shijing 55
The Master said, "Hard is it to deal with who will stuff himself with food the whole day, without applying his mind to [...] Cf. Lunyu 469
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
A hundred mountains and no bird, / A thousand paths without a footprint; / A little boat, a bamboo cloak, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 244
On hemmed-in ground, I would block any way of retreat. [...] Cf. Sunzi 213
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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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