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  •  Actually, I just googled it out of curiosity (9+ / 0-)

    and we are BOTH right. Lao Tsu said it, and so did Maimonides. It is possible but not likely that Maimonides got it from Lao Tsu. I say not likely because he lived in 11th century Spain. It was the Jesuits of the 17th century that brought the Chinese Classics to Europe. Mateo Ricci's correspondences with Leibnitz are the first very serious discussion of the I Ching ando other classics that I am aware of.

    Again, I could be wrong and this is not a diary about the history of Chinese-European discourse although it is one of my favorite topics.

    It must be an archetypal statement!

    •  now this one gives me chills ... (4+ / 0-)

      i took a course back in the day at NYU on Ancient Philosophy. WE spent the first 4 weeks studying the traiditonals and the rest of the course studying the I Ching. I wrote a paper that year for a psy course on determinism and free will and based in on my yarrow sticks; got an A . My Ching is always within a few steps of me when im home...

      They tortured people to get false confessions to fraudulently justify our invading Iraq.

      by boatsie on Sun May 10, 2009 at 08:27:44 PM PDT

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