Some of the most ancient Chinese wisdom texts are still highly influential on people’s minds today. The Yijing (I Ching or Book of Changes) is considered by many to be the oldest Chinese wisdom text. The Laozi Daodejing (Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching) is another ancient wisdom text of great interest to many seekers of wisdom. Combined with the later Zhuangzi, these two texts formed the basis for Dao School philosophy and Daoist Religion. Yin Yang philosophy was one of many schools of thought in ancient China whose ideas were also very influential and were incorporated into Chinese wisdom traditions.

What Is Ancient Chinese Wisdom?

Ancient Chinese Wisdom I have divided the Ancient Chinese Wisdom into four main parts at the present. The first is I-Ching, which is the classic of all the Chinese Classics. The second part is the teaching of Lao Zi. The third is Sun Zi Art of War. The fourth is...

Doctrine of The Mean

Doctrine of The Mean or Zhongyong  The Doctrine of the Mean or Zhongyong is both a doctrine of Confucianism and also the title of one of the Four Books of Confucian philosophy. The text is attributed to Zisi or Kong Ji, the only grandson of Confucius. It was published as a chapter in the Classic of Rites. The phrase “doctrine of the mean” first occurs in...

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