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The Dacheng Hall, the main hall of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu
.Confucianism (Chinese: pinyin: Rújiā) is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (Kǒng Fūzǐ, or K'ung-fu-tzu, lit.^ His Chinese name K'ung Fu-tze was Latinized to Confucius by Jesuit missionaries.

^ It deals with the ethical teachings of Hinduism as expounded in the non-philosophical religious literature, which are catholic, humanitarian and universal, and which constitute the inner core of religious life.

^ Both Confucianism and Taoism were, in origin, philosophical systems which were devoid of any cult elements.
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."Master Kong", 551–478 BC).^ Master K'ung or 'K'ung - futzu (Latinised as Confucius), was black and he was born around 551 BC, in the feudal state of Lu in today's Shantung province of China.

.It is a complex system of moral, social, political, philosophical, and quasi-religious thought that has had tremendous influence on the culture and history of East Asia.^ This website aims to publish information regarding the texts, practices, beliefs and social history of Daoism as part of this integral (though complex and diverse) living religious tradition."
  • IGCS - Philosophy and Religion (China WWW VL - Internet Guide for Chinese Studies) 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Since throughout history, women were perceived by men as "property" , and therefore, it was important to have cultural (and religious) constraints to prevent women from having multiple fathers of their children.
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^ Gerald Warner is an author, broadcaster, columnist and polemical commentator who writes about politics, religion, history, culture and society in general.
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.It might be considered a state religion of some East Asian countries, because of governmental promotion of Confucian philosophies.^ Neo-Confucianism flourished in all of these East Asian countries and since the 16th Century some of most creative philosophical work was achieved in Korea and Japan.
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^ Since some Indians consider his books controversial because it introduces the Western idea, it must refer to the nature of the relationship rather than technicalities of sex.
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^ The influence of Confucianism on Vietnam was tenacious because it was rooted in the country's educational system until the 20th century.

.Cultures and countries strongly influenced by Confucianism include China (mainland), Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam, as well as various territories settled predominantly by Chinese people, such as Singapore.^ Confucianism is the major cultural influence in Chinese-influenced societies including China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ It is also a key factor in other countries influenced by Chinese civilization such as China, Tibet, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

^ Japanese and Communist Chinese forces destroyed much of Taoism in China in the 1930s and 1940s, but it survived and flourished in Taiwan and, to some extent, in Hong Kong.

.Japan was influenced by Confucianism in a different way.^ Along the way, it is influenced a bit by philosophy and mysticism, as well as by the different cultures in which Jews live during this period.
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^ Or is the Confucian Way something entirely different from what would be included or excluded by the criteria of the Western concepts of philosophy or religion?
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^ It is extremely important to remember that Neo-Confucianism was an international and cross-cultural tradition in East Asia, with different manifestations in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam.
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.In Confucianism, human beings are teachable, improvable and perfectible through personal and communal endeavour especially including self-cultivation and self-creation.^ It declares that every human being will be personally responsible to his Creator.

^ That is not a perfect human being.
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^ As for perfect human beings, what are they?
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.A main idea of Confucianism is the cultivation of virtue and the development of moral perfection.^ Te (the virtue or morality of the Confucians) is, for the Taoist, the tao inherent in everything.
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^ In the more recent Svetasvatara Upanisad is found a summary of the main Upanisadic doctrines, and the idea of devotion to a personal God is also developed.
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^ He asserted that Confucianism and Shinto possessed the same principle, and that their ultimate purpose was to cultivate moral character and a proper relationship between the emperor and his subjects.
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Themes in Confucian thought

Humanity is core in Confucianism. .A simple way to appreciate Confucian thought is to consider it as being based on varying levels of honesty, and a simple way to understand Confucian thought is to examine world by using logic of humanity.^ But what is that judgment using logic based on?
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^ We are human beings living in the physical world.
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^ And their understanding of what that means will vary based on their level of scientific knowledge.
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.In practice, the elements of Confucianism accumulated over time.^ Interesting how Buddhism, Taoism and/or Confucianism are popular baseline elements to so many philosophies, beliefs and practices… not just these little known ones above.
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.There is classical Wuchang (五常) consisting of five elements: Ren (Humanity), Yi (Righteousness), Li (Ritual), Zhi (Knowledge), Xin (Integrity), and there is also classical Sizi (四字) with four elements: Zhong (Loyalty), Xiao (Filial piety), Jie (Continency), Yi (Righteousness).^ There are four more "safeguards" for the integrity of the Bible.
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^ It lies beyond the powers of human reason to bring us to any knowledge of an unconditioned ground for the framework within which we apprehend objects in their spatio-temporal relations.
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^ Humans have rights (hence the prohibitions on murder, theft, lying, violence).
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.There are still many other elements, such as Cheng (誠, honesty), Shu (恕, kindness and forgiveness), Lian (廉, honesty and cleanness), Chi (恥, judge and sense of right and wrong), Yong (勇, bravery), Wen (溫, kind and gentle), Liang (良, good, kindhearted), Gong (恭, respectful, reverent), Jian(儉, frugal), Rang (讓, modestly, self-effacing).^ There will still be many who will choose monogamy, and others will choose something that is very close to monogamy.
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^ The best lights of Protestantism have been the many humble souls doing service to the poor and spreading the love of Jesus through their own self-effacing example.

^ Surely there is nothing clannish in the God of the Prophets and the Psalmist, who judges all men and nations alike with justice and righteousness (Amos i.-ii., ix.

.Among all elements, Ren (Humanity) and Yi (Righteousness) are fundamental.^ The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart, and through all human hearts.
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^ PH2(a) That is right Andy, God transcends human understanding because He is all knowing, not you.
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^ Likewise, many (not all) of the papers submitted to the first JBE online conference argued that the concept of “human rights” is a uniquely modern, Western innovation.
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.Sometimes morality is interpreted as the phantom of Humanity and Righteousness[1].^ Actions that selectively exclude groups or individuals from basic human and civil rights and that deny people their freedom and happiness are the antithesis of moral.
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^ Radhakrishnan was deeply conscious that nondualism has sometimes been so interpreted as a justification for ignoring the world and its suffering, and this he regarded as morally unacceptable.
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^ YOU: "Actions that selectively exclude groups or individuals from basic human and civil rights and that deny people their freedom and happiness are the antithesis of moral.
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Humanity

.Ritual and filial piety are indeed the ways in which one should act towards others, but from an underlying attitude of humaneness.^ Justice will be served one way or the other.
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^ To assail one's own wickedness and not assail that of others; -- is not this the way to correct cherished evil?
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^ Tsze-chang asked Confucius, saying, "In what way should a person in authority act in order that he may conduct government properly?"
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Confucius' concept of humaneness (Chinese: pinyin: rén) is probably best expressed in the Confucian version of the Ethic of reciprocity, or the Golden Rule: "do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you."
.Confucius never stated whether man was born good or evil,[2] noting that 'By nature men are similar; by practice men are wide apart' [3] - implying that whether good or bad, Confucius must have perceived all men to be born with intrinsic similarities, but that man is conditioned and influenced by study and practise.^ And if it is natural for men to be promiscuous then by all means be promiscuous.
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^ Dharma Nature The intrinsic nature of all things.
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^ The Master said, "By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart."
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.Rén also has a political dimension.^ Rén also has a political dimension.
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.If the ruler lacks rén, Confucianism holds, it will be difficult if not impossible for his subjects to behave humanely.^ Rn also has a political dimension; if the ruler lacks it, it will hardly be possible for the subjects to behave humanely.
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^ If the ruler lacks rén , Confucianism holds, it will be difficult if not impossible for his subjects to behave humanely.
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^ If the ruler lacks rén it will be difficult if not impossible for his subjects to behave humanely.

.Rén is the basis of Confucian political theory: it presupposes an autocratic ruler, exhorted to refrain from acting inhumanely towards his subjects.^ Rn is the basis of Confucian political theory: it presupposes an autocratic ruler, exhorted to refrain from acting inhumanely towards his subjects.
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^ Rén is the basis of Confucian political theory: it presupposes an autocratic ruler, exhorted to refrain from acting inhumanely towards his subjects.
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^ Rén, the basis of Confucian political theory.

.An inhumane ruler runs the risk of losing the "Mandate of Heaven", the right to rule.^ The right to rule: This becomes the most important meaning of the "Mandate of Heaven."
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^ An inhumane ruler runs the risk of losing the "Mandate of Heaven," the right to rule.
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^ An inhumane ruler runs the risk of losing the "Mandate of Heaven", the right to rule.
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A ruler lacking such a mandate need not be obeyed. .But a ruler who reigns humanely and takes care of the people is to be obeyed strictly, for the benevolence of his dominion shows that he has been mandated by heaven.^ But a ruler who reigns humanely and takes care of the people is to be obeyed strictly, for the benevolence of his dominion shows that he has been mandated by heaven.
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^ But a ruler who reigns humanely and takes care of the people is to be obeyed strictly.

^ He wanted rulers who were devoted to their people.

.Confucius himself had little to say on the will of the people, but his leading follower Mencius did state on one occasion that the people's opinion on certain weighty matters should be considered.^ Confucius Say, Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.
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^ On one occasion several people turned away from following Jesus.
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^ But if what he says will create chaos and tension among the people and no one challenges him, then surely the nation could be led to ruin."
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Ritual

.In Confucianism the term "ritual" (Chinese: pinyin: ) was soon extended to include secular ceremonial behavior, and eventually referred also to the propriety or politeness which colors everyday life.^ Here we can again draw an analogy to the Confucian view of li 禮 “ritual propriety” as a product of prior generations that should only be changed with great care.
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^ For many educated Chinese people (the Literati), life was divided into a social aspect, where Confucian doctrine prevailed, and a private aspect, with Taoist aspirations.
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^ And glorious the Tang was; it is the dynasty always remembered as one of the high points of Chinese imperial history in terms of political, military, artistic, philosophical and religious creativity.
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Rituals were codified and treated as a comprehensive system of norms. .Confucius himself tried to revive the etiquette of earlier dynasties.^ After the fall of the Han dynasty, there was a marked revival of various facets of the earlier Daoist traditions.
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.After his death, people regarded him as a great authority on ritual behaviors.^ The Master replied, "When the person in authority makes more beneficial to the people the things from which they naturally derive benefit; -- is not this being beneficent without great expenditure?
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^ The Duke Ching of Ch'i had a thousand teams, each of four horses, but on the day of his death, the people did not praise him for a single virtue.
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^ Jesus' attitude to the observance of the law generated conflict with the Pharisees, and, though the people protected him, he also aroused the fear and hostility of the ruling Jewish authorities.

.It is important to note that "ritual" has developed a specialized meaning in Confucianism, as opposed to its usual religious meanings.^ While it is true that, by the Song dynasty, ru did indeed come to mean a “Confucian” as opposed to Daoist or Buddhist scholars, this was not the case in the classical period.
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^ The essential practice of the golden flower requires no apparatus, no philosophical or religious dogma, no special paraphernalia or ritual.
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^ This development so blended Neo-Daoism and Mahayana Buddhism in the intellectual consciousness that the Neo-Confucians eventually took the two to be essentially similar religious-metaphysical outlooks.
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In Confucianism, the acts of everyday life are considered ritual. .Rituals are not necessarily regimented or arbitrary practices, but the routines that people often engage in, knowingly or unknowingly, during the normal course of their lives.^ Religious people often are looking for deeper meaning in their lives.
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^ Often these people are just practicing the well known Muslim tactic known as "Takiyah".
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^ He tells us that a "pestilence arose in Egypt"12 and that the people ascribe their trouble to strangers living in the midst practicing different rites of religion.

.Shaping the rituals in a way that leads to a content and healthy society, and to content and healthy people, is one purpose of Confucian philosophy.^ The whole society has to be knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS so that people know how to act in a responsible way.
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^ Rituals, symbols, and all the trappings of magick are effective ways of staging a drama for the subconscious mind so that it can better lead us to our desires.
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^ Editorial Review Book Description Taoism Ken Cohen One of the West's leading authorities on the Tao introduces you to this effortless philosophy for living.
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The Rites
Translations from the 17th century to the present have varied widely. .Comparison of these many sources is needed for a true "general consensus" of what message Confucius meant to imply.^ In many ways it's MEANT to frustrate the conscious ego-mind, so that our true essence can shine through.
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^ Actually Confucius meant much more than is implied by the word "mean," or middle way.

^ Zhuangzi is drawing on a set of beliefs that were probably regarded as literal by many, although some think he meant these to be taken metaphorically.
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.Confucius argued that under law, external authorities administer punishments after illegal actions, so people generally behave well without understanding reasons why they should; whereas with ritual, patterns of behavior are internalized and exert their influence before actions are taken, so people behave properly because they fear shame and want to avoid losing face.^ They should be confronted, taken on before much longer.
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^ So the real question is why should people who want x and love not have it?
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^ Why should they repine?
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.In this sense, "rite" (Chinese: pinyin: ) is an ideal form of social norm.^ It is worth stressing that Śaṅkara’s view is not a form of subjective idealism, or solipsism in any ordinary sense.
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^ Kant thus introduces a notion of “the ethical commonwealth” as the ideal form of human social relationship through which the social occasions and consequences of radical evil are to be overcome.
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The Chinese character for "rites", or "ritual", previously had the religious meaning of "sacrifice". .Its Confucian meaning ranges from politeness and propriety to the understanding of each person's correct place in society.^ Its Confucian meaning ranges from politeness and propriety to the understanding of each person's correct place in society.
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^ Its Confucian meaning goes from politeness and propriety to the understanding of everybody's correct place in society.
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^ Its Confucian meaning ranges from politeness and propriety to the understanding of everybody's correct place in society.
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.Externally, ritual is used to distinguish between people; their usage allows people to know at all times who is the younger and who the elder, who is the guest and who the host and so forth.^ All people know what Buddhism really is.
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^ Externally, ritual is used to distinguish between people; their usage allows people to know at all times who is the younger and who the elder, who is the guest and who the host and so forth.
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^ He who knows the eternal is all-embracing.

.Internally, rites indicate to people their duty amongst others and what to expect from them.^ I have read your posts in the past, but there is no indication of any people who might belong to the Scarlet A clan except GAD and E Fav; am I missing others?
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't form my beliefs around other peoples words as you seem to do as indicated by your question above, and your statement below.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course there are people and objects in the world, but they are all there only for me … People like me only have a duty to ourselves; we have no duty to other people … Some say one has a responsibility for history.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

Internalization is the main process in ritual. .Formalized behavior becomes progressively internalized, desires are channeled and personal cultivation becomes the mark of social correctness.^ However, if you see that underlying our technological solutions is a set of principles of social and personal justice, then it does not become so difficult to devise solutions to our problems.
  • The Internet is Jain: How Gunslingin' Technolibertarianism Leads to Lotus Petals by Sunir Shah, 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.meatballsociety.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The other reading is interpretive—no pattern of correct past use (no social practice) uniquely determines what concrete behavior counts as correct here - now (or in the future ).
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Karma Yoga (Yoga of Action) By Swami Nikhilananda, Belur Math Work when performed as a spiritual discipline is called Karma Yoga When work is done without any desire for personal gain it becomes spiritual action.Karma yoga is the secret of action.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

.Though this idea conflicts with the common saying that "the cowl does not make the monk," in Confucianism sincerity is what enables behavior to be absorbed by individuals.^ His Analects or sayings, have been repeatedly translated over the last 25 centuries because they embody ideas that transcend time and apply to human behavior in all societies.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In spite of our differences, I trust you will have a nice day and you will come to understand that differences in perspectives and ideas (from yours) does not a narcissistic person make.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nuns had to make obeisance to all the monks, even the newest, and nuns were not allowed to criticize a monk even though monks criticized nuns.
  • Ethics of Buddha and Buddhism by Sanderson Beck 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

Obeying ritual with sincerity makes ritual the most powerful way to cultivate oneself:
.Respectfulness, without the Rites, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the Rites, become timidity; boldness, without the Rites, becomes insubordination; straightforwardness, without the Rites, becomes rudeness.^ The Master said, "Respectfulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes timidity; boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination; straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Master said, 'Respectfulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes timidity; boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination; straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness.

^ There is the love of straightforwardness without the love of learning;-- the beclouding here leads to rudeness.

(Analects VIII, 2)
.Ritual can be seen as a means to find the balance between opposing qualities that might otherwise lead to conflict.^ Ritual can be seen as a means to find the balance between opposing qualities that might otherwise lead to conflict.
  • Exploring Chinese History :: Culture :: Philosophy :: Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Original source]
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  • Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Most definitions attempt to find a balance somewhere between overly sharp definition and meaningless generalities.

^ EDIT TO AVERT WAR BETWEEN NATIONS: By worked up, I obviously mean "confused" as opposed to it's generally understood meaning "angry".
  • Atheism and Agnosticism | We Saved Hitler's Brain | Cracked.com Forums 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: Original source]

.It divides people into categories, and builds hierarchical relationships through protocols and ceremonies, assigning everyone a place in society and a proper form of behavior.^ Form and ceremony had usurped the place of the essentials.
  • JewishEncyclopedia.com - REFORM JUDAISM FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE REFORM JEW: 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.jewishencyclopedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are 17 or 18 divided into categories named for the Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
  • Hinduism: a guide to U.S. experts and organizations | ReligionLink 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.religionlink.com [Source type: Academic]

^ But I think people want to go through these rituals, ceremonies and symbolic ways of expressing their love because it is something that makes them feel good.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

Music, which seems to have played a significant role in Confucius' life, is given as an exception, as it transcends such boundaries and "unifies the hearts".
.Although the Analects heavily promote the rites, Confucius himself often behaved other than in accord with them.^ "Since Paul is including himself in the company of those who had witnessed Him bodily after the crucifixion, why would that be different than that of the others?
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He was wrong to say that all other religions besides his own are no good, and the modern Nichiren Buddhist can be more tolerant of other religions than Nichiren himself was.

^ To take refuge is often a ritual done more than once in a lifetime and in Theravada Buddhist countries a lot of other rituals start by taking refuge.
  • Buddhism: practice, religious views and beliefs 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

Loyalty

.Loyalty (Chinese: pinyin: zhōng) is the equivalent of filial piety on a different plane.^ Hence, loyalty and filial piety became known and human relationships were settled."
  • The I Ching in the Shinto Thought of Tokugawa Japan 16 January 2010 17:43 UTC ccbs.ntu.edu.tw [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Furthermore, concepts such as filial piety, obedience, and loyalty practiced in the family are transferred to social organizations in which customs of disciplined subordination and acceptance of authority are cultivated.
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ "The Concept of Loyalty and Filial Piety vs. Democracy."
  • Korean History Bibliography: Religion and Philosophy - Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

.It is particularly relevant for the social class to which most of Confucius' students belonged, because the only way for an ambitious young scholar to make his way in the Confucian Chinese world was to enter a ruler's civil service.^ It is the only way that this world can be made sense of.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dreyer reduced Joan's story not only to the trial itself, but also to a nearly primal rendering of the situation of a young woman in a world of men, confronted with the most powerful patriarchal forces of her time.
  • Religion and Myth in the Movies: A Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ I do not take what Dawkins said as counter to what Darwin said and I think (only Dawkins knows for sure) it was stated in a way to make it more politically appealing.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Like filial piety, however, loyalty was often subverted by the autocratic regimes of China.^ Like filial piety, however, loyalty was often subverted by the autocratic regimes of China.
  • Exploring Chinese History :: Culture :: Philosophy :: Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Original source]
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  • Confucianism Ethics 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.lumrix.net [Source type: Original source]
  • Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Like filial piety, loyalty was often subverted by the autocratic regimes of China.
  • Confucianism (rituals, moral, punishment, reject, Earth) - Religious Education Forum 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.religiousforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It advocated submission to authority, loyalty and obedience, orthodox family values, filial piety, thrift and hard work.
  • Shunya's Notes: What Confucius Said 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC blog.shunya.net [Source type: General]

.Confucius had advocated a sensitivity to the realpolitik of the class relations in his time; he did not propose that "might makes right", but that a superior who had received the "Mandate of Heaven" (see below) should be obeyed because of his moral rectitude.^ That righteousness is superior to might and steel.

^ Who makes it right?
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am not saying we should not have any (moral) absolutes, because we should.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.In later ages, however, emphasis was placed more on the obligations of the ruled to the ruler, and less on the ruler's obligations to the ruled.^ In later ages, however, emphasis was placed more on the obligations of the ruled to the ruler, and less on the ruler's obligations to the ruled.
  • Exploring Chinese History :: Culture :: Philosophy :: Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Original source]
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  • Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Only later emphasis was placed more on the obligations of the ruled to the ruler, and less on the ruler's obligations to the ruled.

^ Gradually, however, copies more or less damaged were brought to light, and the Confucian texts were restored to their place of honour .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.Loyalty was also an extension of one's duties to friends, family, and spouse.^ I believe that each man has five relationships, entailing five duties to his fellow man: to his ruler, to his father, to his wife, to his elder brother and to his friend -- the foremost being his familial duties.
  • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

.Loyalty to one's family came first, then to one's spouse, then to one's ruler, and lastly to one's friends.^ From Bethlehem went out the message of the First Globalization — the global call to become one human family.

^ The opposition came from share-croppers though one member from each family was assured a job in the chemical hub spread over 4000 acres.

^ One of the first shocks in marriage is to discover that your spouse is not quite the person you had imagined.
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.Loyalty was considered one of the greater human virtues.^ Thus when the way is lost, things degenerate from virtue to humanity to morality to the rules of propriety, which is the superficial expression of loyalty and faithfulness and the beginning of disorder.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Reading the Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights reveals a system of virtual socialism/communism but with one difference: instead of enforced atheism we substitute enforced Islam.

^ Aquinas says that even though humans are less than perfect, one can develop oneself into either habitual virtues or habitual vice s.
  • Christianity@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

.Confucius also realized that loyalty and filial piety can potentially conflict.^ Furthermore, concepts such as filial piety, obedience, and loyalty practiced in the family are transferred to social organizations in which customs of disciplined subordination and acceptance of authority are cultivated.
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Hence, loyalty and filial piety became known and human relationships were settled."
  • The I Ching in the Shinto Thought of Tokugawa Japan 16 January 2010 17:43 UTC ccbs.ntu.edu.tw [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The Concept of Loyalty and Filial Piety vs. Democracy."
  • Korean History Bibliography: Religion and Philosophy - Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

Filial piety

."Filial piety" (Chinese: pinyin: xiào) is considered among the greatest of virtues and must be shown towards both the living and the dead (including even remote ancestors).^ He used himself coarse food and drink, but displayed the utmost filial piety towards the spirits.

^ They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Even though most of your ancestors are already dead the subtle effects of their personalities remain in your genetic environment and continue to affect you.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

.The term "filial" (meaning "of a child") characterizes the respect that a child, originally a son, should show to his parents.^ Giles has also a note in loc., showing how this synonym settles the original meaning of To in the sense of 'road.'
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ The sinful nature originated with Adam and is passed down from parent to child.

^ But the word Kurmayaee literally means the coming or the meeting of the parents of both the boy and the girl, and this shows the importance attached to the union of the two families.
  • ikonka 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC web.lemoyne.edu [Source type: Original source]

This relationship was extended by analogy to a series of five relationships (Chinese: pinyin: wǔlún):[4]
The Five Bonds
  • Ruler to Ruled
  • Father to Son
  • Husband to Wife
  • Elder Brother to Younger Brother
  • Friend to Friend
.Specific duties were prescribed to each of the participants in these sets of relationships.^ Their dominant concern however is to prescribe the specific duties and privileges of each caste.
  • Hindu Philosophy [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ These services will take place in non-traditional, non-threatening settings that are more conducive to participation than passivity.
  • Conservative Judaism at a Crossroads – Forward.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.forward.com [Source type: Original source]

.Such duties were also extended to the dead, where the living stood as sons to their deceased family.^ Such duties were also extended to the dead, and this led to the veneration of ancestors, to which the living stood as sons to their fathers.
  • Confucianism (rituals, moral, punishment, reject, Earth) - Religious Education Forum 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.religiousforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Such duties were also extended to the dead, where the living stood as sons to their deceased family.
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^ He was credited with saying, The services of love and reverence to parents when alive, and those of sorrow and grief when dead, these completely discharge the fundamental duty of living men.

This led to the veneration of ancestors. .The only relationship where respect for elders wasn't stressed was the Friend to Friend relationship.^ I believe that each man has five relationships, entailing five duties to his fellow man: to his ruler, to his father, to his wife, to his elder brother and to his friend -- the foremost being his familial duties.
  • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These five relationships are to his ruler, his father, his wife, his elder brother and his friend.
  • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

.In all other relationships, high reverence was held for elders.^ Ecumenical Councils, for example, have always been held in Latin, enabling bishops from all over the world to communicate with each other easily.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Catholic Church 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ To obtain maximum satisfaction, one must build an exclusive relationship with one other person that excludes all others.
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^ I am not going to get all worked up over it and harm any relationships I have with others over it.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.The idea of Filial piety influenced the Chinese legal system: a criminal would be punished more harshly if the culprit had committed the crime against a parent, while fathers often exercised enormous power over their children.^ The hour of apology has struck for the churches in particular, for the crimes of the past were often sanctioned by Christian rhetoric that allowed them to be committed in good conscience.

^ The teacher replied, "Let the ruler be the ruler, the subjects be subjects, the father and mother be parents and the sons and daughter be children."
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Further, and much more problematic, the power imbalance that anonymity creates unlocks behaviour that would otherwise be inhibited in our society.
  • The Internet is Jain: How Gunslingin' Technolibertarianism Leads to Lotus Petals by Sunir Shah, 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.meatballsociety.org [Source type: Original source]

.It's differentiated in other relationships much as the same.^ See much and put aside the things which seem perilous, while you are cautious at the same time in carrying the others into practice: then you will have few occasions for repentance.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In the same way, much Christian overcoming of error, vice, sin, guilt, overlooks the initial error of judgment that posits the substantial existence of error, vice, sin, guilt in oneself or others.

^ In hindsight I can say with conviction that for a relationship to work both partners must share the same values about relationships and what each one expects of the other must be fair to both.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

At the time it lean overly to parent side. .Now filial piety is also built into law.^ The Master said, 'The filial piety of now-a-days means the support of one's parents.

^ And under human law I will be human, even though I still have the Three Laws structure built into me.'
  • Adherents.com - Religious Groups in Literature 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: News]

.People have responsibility to provide for their elder parents according to law.^ Is Jewish law true to all times and all people or does it vary according to the needs and even desires of the local community?
  • Medieval Judaism 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.lightplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What many people don’t know is that it also provides an important lesson in the way that occupational licensing laws limit our freedom.

^ He realized the profound, unparalleled Law and preaches it according to the people's capacity, yet his intention is very difficult to understand."

.The main source of our knowledge of the importance of filial piety is The Book of Filial Piety, a work attributed to Confucius and his son but almost certainly written in the 3rd century BCE. The Analects, the main source of the Confucianism of Confucius, actually has little to say on the matter of filial piety and some sources believe the concept was focused on later thinkers as a response to Mohism.^ His Analects or sayings, have been repeatedly translated over the last 25 centuries because they embody ideas that transcend time and apply to human behavior in all societies.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Xerox of portions of books and manuscripts and copies of photographs both in our own collections and from other sources are made available at a nominal cost.

^ Description: A general survey of the official status of Confucianism; including some photographs of Confucian temples in Beijing, Qufu, Hangzhou, and Quzhou; a list of key dates for enshrinement in the temple and Confucius' posthumous titles; and a bibliography of sources.
  • IGCS - Philosophy and Religion (China WWW VL - Internet Guide for Chinese Studies) 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de [Source type: Academic]

.Filial piety has continued to play a central role in Confucian thinking to the present day.^ Kant sees this as a central way in which the causal workings of nature play a role in the moral progress of humanity.
  • Kant's Philosophy of Religion (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the 15th century the rulers again favored Confucianism which continued as the more influential religion in public life until the present century.

^ Correspondingly, Jesus played the central role in a "revolution within the culture of Israel" (HF 260).
  • Anti-Judaism in Process Christologies? 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.religion-online.org [Source type: Original source]

Relationships

Relationships are central to Confucianism. .Particular duties arise from one's particular situation in relation to others.^ The relations between one text and others – intertextuality – and the relations within the text itself – its structural constraints – come to predominate over the relations between the text and the (inner or outer) reality’ (234).

^ When no one could answer the question, he replied, “As the situation arises.” .
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Unless one can point to situations in which Yorb culture punishes people for lack of earthly success and achievement, discussing Or in relation to moral responsibility and autonomy is misplaced.

.The individual stands simultaneously in several different relationships with different people: as a junior in relation to parents and elders, and as a senior in relation to younger siblings, students, and others.^ Students seek to avoid appearing different from others, individuals learn to restrain themselves in order to maintain group harmony, and the fear of making a mistake or embarrassment keeps many students silent.
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ "So basically, since everyone is born different, you cannot fault the people who are born with the tendency to hurt other people already built into their DNA." .
  • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Conformism does not allow people to be different from other people, and conflicts with Narcissism, leading to a low self-conceptualization.
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

.While juniors are considered in Confucianism to owe their seniors reverence, seniors also have duties of benevolence and concern toward juniors.^ Although subordination to the superior is directed in each case, the superior has duties and responsibilities toward the junior whether it be ruler to subject or father to children.

^ Confucianism reveres collectivism, conformity, and uniformity too much to consider individual rights and creativity as primary.
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

.This theme of mutuality is prevalent in East Asian cultures even to this day.^ President Syngman Rhee and the Confucian Culture.” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies 2:2 (August 2002): 67-88.
  • Korean History Bibliography: Religion and Philosophy - Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Cross-cultural perspectives on higher education in East Asia: Psychological Effects upon Asian students.
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Moreover, this was also the epoch of the emergence of the great Daoist religious traditions that mark the Chinese and East Asian landscape from this era down to the present day.
  • Neo-Confucian Philosophy [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Social harmony—the great goal of Confucianism—therefore results in part from every individual knowing his or her place in the social order, and playing his or her part well.^ As the object of all Confucian teachings was the perfect moral individual and a harmonious social order, the basis for obtaining these goals was the "superior, noble or princely man."

^ Sikh women have played a glorious part in the history, and examples of their moral dignity, service and upholding of Sikh values are a great source of inspiration.
  • ikonka 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC web.lemoyne.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Historically, the most successful way to do this is to encourage breeding among adherents and the proselytizing of the resulting children as well as the children of one's neighbors, at every opportunity.
  • Atheism: Being Unconvinced of the Existance of Any Gods 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.lacarte.org [Source type: Original source]

When Duke Jing of Qi asked about government, by which he meant proper administration so as to bring social harmony, Confucius replied:
.There is government, when the prince is prince, and the minister is minister; when the father is father, and the son is son.^ Confucius replied, "There is government, when the prince is prince, and the minister is minister; when the father is father, and the son is son."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ People have become more diligent in pursuing gain so that sons kill fathers, ministers kill their lords, and men filch at mid-day.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Suppose there are two sons of one father, and one son obeys his father.

(Analects XII, 11, trans. Legge)
Mencious says: When being a child, yearn for and love your parents; when growing mature, yearn for and love your lassie; when having wife and child(ren), yearn for and love your wife and child(ren); when being an official (or a staffer), yearn for and love your sovereign (and/or boss).[5]

The gentleman

.The term jūnzǐ (Chinese: ; literally "lord's child") is crucial to classical Confucianism.^ More than a Confucian classic, it is a powerful metaphysical and symbolic system representing different aspects of Chinese culture.
  • The I Ching in the Shinto Thought of Tokugawa Japan 16 January 2010 17:43 UTC ccbs.ntu.edu.tw [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the late Classical period, dao paired with de virtuosity to form the Chinese term for 'ethics' “ dao -de.” Dao is the pivot of Chinese philosophy — but it still translates as 'way', not 'being'.
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sze-Kwang, Lao Lexicon of Confucianism Definitions of terms, bibliographical entries in Chinese.
  • SocioSite: SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.sociosite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Confucianism exhorts all people to strive for the ideal of a "gentleman" or "perfect man". A succinct description of the "perfect man" is one who "combines the qualities of saint, scholar, and gentleman."^ Japanese who became Brazilians still had skin of the Japanese color and eyelids of the Japanese type and all of the other special racial characteristics that Oriental people have...
  • Adherents.com - Religious Groups in Literature 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: News]

^ These stories have inspired devotion in the hearts of people for centuries, revealing the lives of saintly persons who attained fulfilment by cultivating divine qualities and actions.

^ 'The man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition...who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God,...so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God' (II Thess.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.In modern times the masculine translation in English is also traditional and is still frequently used.^ I know that Mr. Giles's plan in translating is to use strictly English equivalents for all kinds of Chinese terms[2].
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ His translations became the standard for later translations into English and were used as the basis for translating Bahá'í scriptures into other languages outside the Islamic world, from Blackfoot to Vietnamese.
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've become pretty open about a lot of things that I didn’t used to be but I still have a hard time going to some traditions for growth.

.Elitism was bound up with the concept, and gentlemen were expected to act as moral guides to the rest of society.^ It is simply logical determinism: “what will be will be.” The account above also has no hint of any concept of free will, but Shen Dao does advocate a parallel to giving up moral responsibility.
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why does Shen Dao think we should give up guiding ourselves by shared moral prescriptions?
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The new code would act as a guide, not only in accounting for the environmental changes of modern society, but also in developing a new understanding of an old problem (e.g., the place of women in liturgy).
  • Medieval Judaism 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.lightplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They were to:
  • cultivate themselves morally;
  • show filial piety and loyalty where these are due;
  • cultivate humanity, or benevolence.
.The great exemplar of the perfect gentleman is Confucius himself.^ The great exemplar of the gentleman is Confucius himself.
  • Confucianism (rituals, moral, punishment, reject, Earth) - Religious Education Forum 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.religiousforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The great example of the perfect gentleman is Confucius himself.
  • Exploring Chinese History :: Culture :: Philosophy :: Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The great exemplar of the perfect gentleman is Confucius himself.
  • Confucianism encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Confucianism Ethics 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.lumrix.net [Source type: Original source]
  • Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: Original source]

.Perhaps the tragedy of his life was that he was never awarded the high official position which he desired, from which he wished to demonstrate the general well-being that would ensue if humane persons ruled and administered the state.^ What is it that the human being desires?

^ Well I don't think we would need to kill any currently live human beings in a cull or anything, but certainly if we discover genes that are responsible for white trashiness we would gradually engineer that out of our future offspring.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has danced around but never repudiated his well-known utterances in 1984 about Judaism being a " gutter religion " and Adolf Hitler being a " very great man.
  • Islam, Islamic, Muslim, Allah - The Peace FAQ 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.peacefaq.com [Source type: Original source]

The opposite of the Jūnzǐ was the Xiǎorén (Chinese: pinyin: xiǎorén; literally "small person"). .The character 小 in this context means petty in mind and heart, narrowly self-interested, greedy, superficial, or materialistic.^ In the sacred books of later times Buddha is depicted as a character without flaw, adorned with every grace of mind and heart.
  • http://www.mb-soft.com/believe/txo/buddhism.htm 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.mb-soft.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Wu means "not" and nien means "the heart-mind."
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

Rectification of names

.Confucius believed that social disorder often stemmed from failure to perceive, understand, and deal with reality.^ I am writing this in Argentina, and I notice that the local church is instilling an ethos of Christian realism in dealing with the unprecedented economic crisis and its attendant social ills.

^ This is a good example of how religious people often don't even understand or follow what they say they believe is in the Bible.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe in the application and development of reason and modern science as the highest means to understanding the universe, solving human problems and enabling each individual to realize his greatest potential.
  • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

.Fundamentally, then, social disorder can stem from the failure to call things by their proper names, and his solution to this was Zhèngmíng (Chinese: [正名]pinyin: zhèngmíng; literally "rectification of terms").^ Names literally “create” things.
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thus, the term 'atheism' encompasses a wide variety of groups that call themselves by different names.
  • Atheism: Being Unconvinced of the Existance of Any Gods 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.lacarte.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Even in Paul the term Messiah thus had lost its definite meaning and became almost a proper name.

He gave an explanation of zhengming to one of his disciples.
.Zi-lu said, "The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government.^ Tsze-lu said, "The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Tsze-lu said, 'The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government.

^ The Master said, "The governments of Lu and Wei are brothers."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.What will you consider the first thing to be done?"^ What will you consider the first thing to be done?

^ What will you consider the first thing to be done?'

^ What will you consider the first thing to be done?"
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.The Master replied, "What is necessary to rectify names."^ The Master replied, "What is necessary is to rectify names."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Master replied, 'What is necessary is to rectify names.'


"So! indeed!" said Zi-lu. ."You are wide off the mark!^ 'You are wide of the mark!

^ "You are wide of the mark!
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Why must there be such rectification?"^ Why must there be such rectification?"
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^ Why must there be such rectification?'

^ Second, if there are such standards, why?


.The Master said, "How uncultivated you are, Yu!^ The Master said, "With what then will you recompense kindness?"
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Master said, "If you can feel at ease, do it.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Master said to Zan Yu, 'Can you not save him from this?'

.A superior man, in regard to what he does not know, shows a cautious reserve.^ A superior man, in regard to what he does not know, shows a cautious reserve.

^ Therefore, the superior man does not practise them.'

^ A superior man is cautious about jumping to conclusions about that which he does not know.
  • Sayings of Confucius: Selections 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC praxeology.net [Source type: Original source]


        .If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.^ 'If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.

^ If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success.

^ "If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]


        .If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success.^ When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and harmony will not flourish.

^ If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success.

^ If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.


        .When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish.^ "When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and harmony will not flourish.

^ If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success.


        .When proprieties and music do not flourish, punishments will not be properly awarded.^ When proprieties and harmony do not flourish, punishments will not be properly awarded.

^ When proprieties and music do not flourish, punishments will not be properly awarded.

^ "When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]


        .When punishments are not properly awarded, the people do not know how to move hand or foot.^ When punishments are not properly awarded, the people do not know how to move hand or foot.

^ N o one knows how old the religion of India might be, and the people of India do not care, for they call it Sanatana Dharma: the Eternal Religion.
  • AJA - Spiritual Writings on Hinduism 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.atmajyoti.org [Source type: Original source]

^ My main problem with religion is its claim to know the Truth and if people do not accept that Truth then they are dead wrong (and are going to be punished for it.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]


.Therefore a superior man considers it necessary that the names he uses may be spoken appropriately, and also that what he speaks may be carried out appropriately.^ May the superior man be a partisan also?

^ Therefore, the superior man does not practise them.'

^ "Therefore a superior man considers it necessary that the names he uses may be spoken appropriately, and also that what he speaks may be carried out appropriately.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.What the superior man requires is just that in his words there may be nothing incorrect."^ May the superior man be a partisan also?

^ There's nothing about any Logos or Word.
  • Reform Judaism and the relationship to Deism 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.sullivan-county.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What the superior man requires, is that in his words there may be nothing incorrect.


.(Analects XIII, 3, tr.^ Analects XIII, 3, tr.
  • Confucianism encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: Original source]

Legge)
.Xun Zi chapter (22) "On the Rectification of Names" claims the ancient sage-kings chose names (Chinese: [名]pinyin: míng) that directly corresponded with actualities (Chinese: [實]pinyin: shí), but later generations confused terminology, coined new nomenclature, and thus could no longer distinguish right from wrong.^ The people could find no name for it.

^ Each generation takes as right what is right by it and wrong what is wrong by it.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus each generation is different, considering themselves right and others wrong.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

Governance

Confucian temple in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
.To govern by virtue, let us compare it to the North Star: it stays in its place, while the myriad stars wait upon it.^ "The one true God is mentioned in places like Genesis 1:26, "Let US make man in our image, in our likeness..."
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let us consider another scenario in light of the fact that all secular, atheistic, “non-religious” countries/nations/governments/societies premise their laws upon reward/punishment: .
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I can certainly wait around until somebody covers us again, but I also don't want to let misinformation float around out there without revision.
  • User talk:Diane Farsetta - SourceWatch 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(Analects II, 1)
.Another key Confucian concept is that in order to govern others one must first govern oneself.^ Selfdiscipline Another key Confucian concept is that in order to govern others one must first govern oneself.

^ However, in order to practice perfect generosity, one must practice the other perfections.

^ Analects II, 1) Another key Confucian concept is that in order to govern others one must first govern oneself.
  • Confucianism encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Confucianism Ethics 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.lumrix.net [Source type: Original source]

.When developed sufficiently, the king's personal virtue spreads beneficent influence throughout the kingdom.^ When developed sufficiently, the king's personal virtue spreads beneficent influence throughout the kingdom.
  • Exploring Chinese History :: Culture :: Philosophy :: Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Original source]
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  • Confucianism Ethics 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.lumrix.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The King's personal virtue, when developed enough, is changed into a spreading beneficient influence on the kingdom.
  • Confucianism (rituals, moral, punishment, reject, Earth) - Religious Education Forum 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.religiousforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When developed sufficiently, the king's personal virtue spreads beneficent influence throughout the kingdom, an idea tightly linked with the Taoist concept of wu wei.

.This idea is developed further in the Great Learning, and is tightly linked with the Taoist concept of wu wei (simplified Chinese: 无为traditional Chinese: 無為pinyin: wú wéi): the less the king does, the more gets done.^ Most traditional Chinese Taoists are polytheistic.
  • Taoism and the Tao te Ching, (tao te ching taoism.com) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.taotechingtaoism.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A uniquely Taoist concept is wu-wei , nonaction.
  • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Shows the development of Jewish ideas and concepts.
  • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.By being the "calm center" around which the kingdom turns, the king allows everything to function smoothly and avoids having to tamper with the individual parts of the whole.^ I’m still trying to wrap my mind around what it means, but intuitively it strikes me as being the key to almost everything .
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ EASTERN VIEW: Worship is individual, highly ritualistic and meditative, centering around the holy temple and the home shrine all days of the week.
  • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That in turn would make it possible for the Father's kingdom to be established on earth as being one and the same as the Kingdom of God on earth.

.This idea may be traced back to early Chinese shamanistic beliefs, such as the king being the axle between the sky, human beings, and the Earth.^ Theists distinguish between the primary cause of a free action (God) and the secondary cause (a human being).
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Conceivably, therefore, both trends may have drawn “support” from reading the early texts as expressing ideas compatible with their own.
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some agnostics actually admit that humans are the most evil living beings on earth.
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

.The very Chinese character for "king" (Chinese: pinyin: wáng) shows the three levels of the universe, united by a single line.^ "Your language shows a very young level of sophistication.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Generally, a very common charge has been levelled against the uga king Pushyamitra that he was a staunch Brhmaa and caused the death of Buddhist and Jaina monks.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He reads the monosyllables , H, and Wei according to his view of the old names of the Chinese characters, and calls them i, Ki, and Mi, considering them to be representative of one or three names of God.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

.Another complementary view is that this idea may have been used by ministers and counselors to deter aristocratic whims that would otherwise be to the detriment of the state's people.^ People in different states have wildly different views....
  • Grasping Reality with Opposable Thumbs: Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC delong.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Razan used Neo-Confucian ideas of the heavenly way, mind, heart, human nature, and principle to construct his Shinto views.
  • The I Ching in the Shinto Thought of Tokugawa Japan 16 January 2010 17:43 UTC ccbs.ntu.edu.tw [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You shall not use God's name to lend authority to a statement which it would not otherwise have or to a false or misleading statement.
  • ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.solhaam.org [Source type: Original source]

Meritocracy

.In teaching, there should be no distinction of classes.^ The Master said, "In teaching there should be no distinction of classes."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Should it be simply that there is no God?
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Do you think public schools should or should not be allowed to teach the Bible as a piece of literature, in classes like English or Social Studies?"

(Analects XV, 39)
.The main basis of his teachings was to seek knowledge, study, and become a better person.^ It is about trying to become a better person.

^ "For the fact is that a person can embrace the Buddha's teaching, and even become a genuine Buddhist contemplative (and one must presume, a buddha) without believing anything on insufficient evidence.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Also Perfect knowledge or wisdom by which a person becomes a Buddha.
  • Buddhism Glossary 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.sinc.sunysb.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although Confucius claimed that he never invented anything but was only transmitting ancient knowledge (see Analects VII, 1), he did produce a number of new ideas.^ Analects XV, 39) Although Confucius claimed that he never invented anything but was only transmitting ancient knowledge (see Analects VII, 1), he did produce a number of new ideas.
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^ Purpose: to transmit the wisdom of the ancients without creating anything new.
  • CONFUCIANISM AND TAOISM 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.hoocher.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although Confucius claimed that he never invented anything but was only transmitting ancient knowledge, he did produce a number of new ideas.
  • Exploring Chinese History :: Culture :: Philosophy :: Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Original source]

.Many European and American admirers such as Voltaire and H. G. Creel point to the revolutionary idea of replacing nobility of blood with nobility of virtue.^ Muslim-based sects such as the Nation of Islam (which appeals especially to African-Americans) and Bah (which proclaims the unity of the human race) have special appeal to many Americans.
  • Islam The Lies and Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC islamlies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He drifted into Detroit at a time when many African-Americans were beginning to form racial identity groups around charismatic personalities such as Marcus Garvey.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are two points here: firstly, Africa, Central Asia, and many parts of South America, still have to industrialise placing demands on such fuels.
  • Copenhagen climate summit: 'most important paper in the world' is a glorified UN press release – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

Jūnzǐ (君子, lit. ."lord's child"), which originally signified the younger, non-inheriting, offspring of a noble, became, in Confucius' work, an epithet having much the same meaning and evolution as the English "gentleman". A virtuous plebeian who cultivates his qualities can be a "gentleman", while a shameless son of the king is only a "small man". That he admitted students of different classes as disciples is a clear demonstration that he fought against the feudal structures that defined pre-imperial Chinese society.^ Different metaphor same meaning.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Confucius Say A bachelor is a man who comes to work from a different direction each morning.
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^ But there never has been a mean man, and, at the same time, virtuous.'

.Another new idea, that of meritocracy, led to the introduction of the Imperial examination system in China.^ And Rudowicz and Hui (1996) indicated that if the social systems are rigid, defensive and discourage independence and novelty, new ideas face difficulties in being recognized as creative .
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Elman, Benjamin A. Classicism, Politics, and Kinship: The Ch'ang-chou School of New Text Confucianism in Late Imperial China .
  • Bibliography of Classics and Chinese Literature in Translation with Recent Related Histories for Exercise 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.princeton.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Classicism, Politics, and Kinship: The Ch'ang-chou School of New Text Confucianism in Late Imperial China .
  • Bibliography of Classics and Chinese Literature in Translation with Recent Related Histories for Exercise 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.princeton.edu [Source type: Academic]

.This system allowed anyone who passed an examination to become a government officer, a position which would bring wealth and honour to the whole family.^ The particular idea of "meritocracy" led to the introduction of the Imperial examination system in China, a system which allowed anyone who passed an examination to become a government officer, a position which would bring wealth and honour to the whole family.
  • Confucianism (rituals, moral, punishment, reject, Earth) - Religious Education Forum 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.religiousforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This system allowed anyone who passed to become a government officer, a position which would bring wealth and honour to the whole family.

^ This system allowed anyone who passed an examination to become a government officer, a position which would bring wealth and honor to the whole family.
  • Exploring Chinese History :: Culture :: Philosophy :: Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Confucianism encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Chinese Imperial examination system seems to have been started in 165 BC, when certain candidates for public office were called to the Chinese capital for examination of their moral excellence by the emperor.^ Among the early Gupta rulers, Chandragupta (C. 311 A.D. - 50) was the powerful ruler because he assumed imperial title of Mahrjdhirja , and it seems that he started the golden coinage.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If the concept of ‘ kaivalya ’ is to be understood in the context of the Yoga system’s preoccupation with morality, it seems that it must be understood as a function of moral perfection.
  • Hindu Philosophy [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ BC, the great Buddhist emperor Asoka is said to have held a third council at Pataliputra to settle certain doctrinal controversies.
  • http://www.mb-soft.com/believe/txo/buddhism.htm 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.mb-soft.com [Source type: Original source]

.Over the following centuries the system grew until finally almost anyone who wished to become an official had to prove his worth by passing written government examinations.^ Over the following centuries the system grew until finally almost anyone who wished to become an official had to prove his worth by passing written government examinations.
  • Exploring Chinese History :: Culture :: Philosophy :: Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Confucianism encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Confucianism Ethics 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.lumrix.net [Source type: Original source]
  • Confucianism 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This system allowed anyone who passed to become a government officer, a position which would bring wealth and honour to the whole family.

^ Anyone who sets out on the path of learning and meets the specific definition of a Sikh as appears in the Reht Maryada (Official Code of Conduct).

.His achievement was the setting up of a school that produced statesmen with a strong sense of patriotism and duty, known as Rujia (Chinese: pinyin: Rújiā).^ Under the advice of Bappabhaisri, Ngabhaa-II also known as na spent much money on setting up Jaina temples and images.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Chinese society effectively bottled up the social impulse in Buddhism and thereby set the direction of Zen.
  • Engaged Buddhism: New and Improved!(?) Made in the U. S. A. of Asian Materials 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.buddhistethics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During the Warring States Period and the early Han Dynasty, China grew greatly and the need arose for a solid and centralized corporation of government officers able to read and write administrative papers.^ Jainism received great royal support in the South from the various ruling dynasties of the Deccan during this period.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sufism as an organized movement arose among pious Muslims as a reaction against the worldliness of the early Umayyad period (AD 661-749).

^ During the early Han, Confucianism became an official orthodoxy.
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a result, Confucianism was promoted by the emperor and the men its doctrines produced became an effective counter to the remaining feudal aristocrats who threatened the unity of the imperial state.^ It ultimately resulted in the unity of State and Cult (remember Robespierre's "Cult of the Suprime Being").
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The ceremony was attended by Morocco's minister of Islamic Affairs who told the graduates to remain committed to their faith and the politics of the state.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No reputable scientist disputes that fossils are the remains of ancient creatures that became preserved as a result of natural forces.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Since then Confucianism has been used as a kind of "state religion", with authoritarianism, a kind of legitimism, paternalism, and submission to authority used as political tools to rule China.^ I don’t know how much you can separate religion and politics, but Falun Gong is more a disguised political tool than a religion.
  • Top 10 Religions You Never Knew Existed - Listverse 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

^ But since you think the use of the term 'theory' incarnates the same rules as a 'hypothesis', I'll direct you to the following: I don't think that the term "theory" incarnates the same rules as a "hypothesis" .
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The U.N. special rapporteur on violence against women, says violations of women's rights shows that religion is used as a tool whether in Muslim or Christian or Jewish societies.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most Chinese emperors used a mix of Legalism and Confucianism as their ruling doctrine, often with the latter embellishing the former.^ All nations before then had kings and queens who often used their supposed God-given divine right to rule.

^ The term “Hindu philosophy” is often used loosely in this philosophical or doctrinal sense, but this usage is misleading.
  • Hindu Philosophy [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Mix in other elements, it's often religion that is used to cover-up unrelated political conflicts.

Influence in 17th Century Europe

"Life and works of Confucius, by Prospero Intorcetta, 1687.
.The works of Confucius were translated into European languages through the agency of Jesuit scholars stationed in China.^ It was translated from its original hieroglyphic text into the English language by several Europeans since the latter part of the 19th Century A.D. The easiest one to read is called.."The" (Egyptian) "Book of the Dead."

^ His translations became the standard for later translations into English and were used as the basis for translating Bahá'í scriptures into other languages outside the Islamic world, from Blackfoot to Vietnamese.
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It begins with establishing a relationship between the Seven Spirits of God, through which the Word of God comes, and the Seven Days of Creation, the Seven Senses of Man, and the Seven Churches, the Works of God into which the Word of God is received.

[6] .Matteo Ricci started to report on the thoughts of Confucius, and father Prospero Intorcetta published the life and works of Confucius into Latin in 1687.[7] It is thought that such works had considerable importance[citation needed] on European thinkers of the period, particularly among the Deists and other philosophical groups of the Enlightenment who were interested by the integration of the system of morality of Confucius into Western civilization.^ How amazing the range of thought and sympathy of those rishi-artists who conceived such a type as this, affording an image of reality, a key to the complex tissue of life, a theory of nature, note merely satisfactory to a single clique or race, not acceptable to the thinkers of a country only, but Universal in its appeal to the philosopher, the lover and the artist of all ages and all countries .
  • Hindu Wisdom - Symbolism in Hinduism 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinduwisdom.info [Source type: Original source]

^ While Kant's scientific interests and the traditions of philosophical rationalism influenced the initial trajectory of his treatment of God as a key concept for metaphysics, other aspects of his historical and social context also played a role in setting the stage for his treatment of religion — particularly in the mature stages of his critical philosophy — as a feature of human life and culture.
  • Kant's Philosophy of Religion (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He says, 'These last constantly explain Lo-dze according to the ideas peculiar to the School of Confucius, at the risk of misrepresenting him, and with the express intention of throttling his system;' then adding, 'The commentaries written in such a spirit have no interest for persons who wish to enter fully into the thought of Lo-dze, and obtain a just idea of his doctrine.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

[7][8]

Critique

Critique against Confucianism

.For many years since the era of Confucius, there have generated various critiques against Confucianism, including Laozi's comment and Mozi's critique.^ There are many many reasons of various complexity.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are many national variations to this religion.

^ There are many lists of various kinds of sin in the New Testament which help us understand what it involves.
  • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

In modern times, waves of critique along with vilification against Confucianism arose. .Taiping Rebellion and Cultural Revolution are two upsurges of those waves in China.^ Those cultures and individuals who do not submit to Islamic governance exist in an ipso facto state of rebellion with Allah and must be forcibly brought into submission.
  • Islam 101 - Jihad Watch 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

.Taiping Rebellers described many sages in Confucianism as well as gods in Taoism and Buddhism as bogie.^ It describes Taoism very well.

^ Buddhism did eventually spread into China as well as many parts of the world and became the most prevalent religion in China.

^ Timmy, when you use language like this to describe God it shows a level of sophistication that is not appreciated and you do not represent your cause well.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Marxians during Cultural Revolution described Confucius as the general representative of class of slave owners.^ Although during the Cultural Revolution Confucian was severely criticized, Confucianism is still strong in Chinese society (Chan, 1999).
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Numerous opinions and interpretations of Confucianism of which many are actually opposed by Confucianism were invented.^ Mo-zi also wrote against his rival school of the Confucians, but many of his arguments seem to be exaggerated and unfair to actual Confucian philosophy and practices.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They soon begin to be many, and are only not so numerous as those of the Confucian Classics.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

Confucianism's Critique

.Confucius criticized tyranny, suppression of free speech, Xiangyuan (鄉願, hypocrisy or soft-sawdering all no matter what the ideas, sayings or actions are), etc.^ No matter what anyone says.

^ For it will all be a matter of their own free will and free choice.

^ His Analects or sayings, have been repeatedly translated over the last 25 centuries because they embody ideas that transcend time and apply to human behavior in all societies.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

.Mencius's critiques include critiques against Yang Zhu and Mozi.^ According to Mencius, Yang Zhu derived opposition to society and politics from an ethical egoism (emphasizing “me”).
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Angus Graham has influentially (and controversially) reconstructed Yang Zhu's ideas, but they too do not include explicit meta-theorizing about the nature of dao .
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are also many critiques of Confucians against Confucians.^ Mo-zi also wrote against his rival school of the Confucians, but many of his arguments seem to be exaggerated and unfair to actual Confucian philosophy and practices.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are many arguments that can be used against the super natural but let me just use one very simple one right now.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This will ignite World War III. There are many who are convinced that the world is already fighting a worldwide World War III - - against Muslim militants.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.Confucianism has a related principle idea called "He Er Bu Tong" (和而不同, peaceful but different or harmonious while diversified).^ His teachings called, not for the salvation of the soul, but for good government and harmonious relations among men.

^ Marketing has a principle called the Four P's: product (what you're actually selling), price (cost), promotion (what you use to convey your ideas) and placement (where your product stands in the market).
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I argued how Confucian ideas discourage creativity based on the four principles of Confucianism.
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Although people have differences in opinions, interests, preferences, profiles..., they should first keep peace, and people should live in harmony with each other and meanwhile keep their diversity.^ In other words, if a person is in harmony with other people, she will tend to be at peace with herself and at peace with others.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think it differs from other people's case.
  • The Atheism Tapes- ExChristian.Net - Articles 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC exchristian.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Here you are telling other people what they should do with their time.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.There are still other critique related Confucian ideas, e.g.^ There are really only 71 core ideas the other 229 programs are variations on the core ideas.

^ There will still be many who will choose monogamy, and others will choose something that is very close to monogamy.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Still, there may be other evils that are more likely to occur under current conditions, which compliance with the DRR might help to prevent.
  • Religion and Political Theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Original source]

.If what others say is right and your fault is true, change it.^ "Your righteousness is everlasting and Your law is true."
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He also says (3) "Love is the fulfilling of the law" and (4) "He who loves another has fulfilled the law" and concludes (5) Therefore your only obligation to others is to love one another.
  • ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.solhaam.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Which doesn’t imply your answers, explanations or meanings are right or even true.
  • Does Atheism Make Life Meaningless? | Unreasonable Faith 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC unreasonablefaith.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If not, be careful of committing that kind of fault
(有則改之,無則加勉), Learn others' virtues, and reflect on your own weak points when you see others' (見賢思齊焉,見不賢而內自省).^ So, what other specious do you have to try to prove your point?
  • Religion: The Appendix of Modern Society 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You can actually see the etheric hole in your skull.

^ In other words, your happiness ultimately depends on the quality of your choices and actions; you alone are responsible for your happiness.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Buddhism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.accesstoinsight.org [Source type: Original source]

Religion or Philosophy debate

.There is debate about the classification of Confucianism as a religion or a philosophy.^ There is much misconception regarding Shivalinga, it is generally considered to be the phallus by most of the scholars of religion and religious philosophy.
  • Hindu Wisdom - Symbolism in Hinduism 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinduwisdom.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Continue reading: Dumb religion content on TV: Nightline stages a 'debate' about Satan .

^ Dumb religion content on TV: Nightline stages a 'debate' about Satan .

.Many attributes common among religions—such as ancestor worship, ritual, and sacrifice—apply to the practice of Confucianism; however, the religious features found in Confucian texts can be traced to traditional non-Confucian Chinese beliefs (chinese folk religion).^ Many people claim to discover them through religion and religious rituals.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe in infinity, and I call that power God, but I do not engage in the primitive ritual of worship and I am no longer blinded by the darkness of such spiritual cancers as churches.
  • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Wikipedia has an article about: Religion Look up religion in Wiktionary , the free dictionary Sacred Texts of many traditions Quotes against many religious traditions at Positive Atheism Retrieved from " http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Religion " Categories : Theme cleanup .
  • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.The position adopted by some is that Confucianism is a moral science or philosophy.^ Some of the other ancient Greeks had many ideas that are now a basis for modern science, engineering, math, philosophy, and democracy.

^ But is there a thread -- something positive that can be untangled from science and philosophy -- that runs through the thought of the often brilliant nonbelievers who will wander through my book?

^ As for your philosophy 101 questions on mores; Logic, science, and empathy determine my ethical, not moral, stance.
  • Religion: The Appendix of Modern Society 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: Original source]

[9] .The problem clearly depends on how one defines religion.^ DABF02 ] Bart: How about [converting to] one of those religions where you eat a human heart?
  • The Simpsons Archive: Religion on the Simpsons 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.snpp.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As for miracles, it depends on how you define the term "miracle".
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Religion has more to do with how one lives here and now than with transcendent entities or truths.

.Since the 1970s scholars have attempted to assess the religious status of Confucianism without assuming a definition based on the Western model (for example, Frederick Streng's definition, "a means of ultimate transformation"[10]).^ Its control of the sciences embroiled it with its own philosophers and scholars, while saints and pure-minded ecclesiastics attempted, without success, its reform from within.

^ "Tai Chi" means the supreme ultimate, but since it is being, Tai Chi (or creation) continually is becoming through the interplay of yin and yang.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, the famous passage about the virgins is based on the word hur, which is an adjective in the feminine plural meaning simply "white."
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.Under such a definition Confucianism can legitimately be considered a religious tradition.^ Its historical usage is thus an umbrella term that identifies many related religious and philosophical traditions that are not clearly part of another Indian tradition, such as Buddhism and Jainism .
  • Hindu Philosophy [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Such considerations provide more than ample reason for scholars to vigorously open or reopen the question of Rawlsian liberalism’s — and the larger liberal tradition’s — religious roots.

^ Many people who find such enlightenment discover that it seems parallel with claims valued and celebrated in some religious traditions.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

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Names for Confucianism

.Several names for Confucianism exist in Chinese.^ Several names for Confucianism exist in Chinese .
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  • Confucianism Ethics 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.lumrix.net [Source type: Original source]

^ With this understanding in place, we be able to elucidate the possibilities of freedom and dangers of tyranny that exist in Confucian thought and implicitly for the Chinese people today.
  • Freedom and Responsibility in Confucianism and Dewey 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC carlsensei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although during the Cultural Revolution Confucian was severely criticized, Confucianism is still strong in Chinese society (Chan, 1999).
  • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Three of these use the Chinese character?^ He reads the monosyllables , H, and Wei according to his view of the old names of the Chinese characters, and calls them i, Ki, and Mi, considering them to be representative of one or three names of God.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

.rú, meaning "scholar". These names do not use the name "Confucius" at all, but instead center on the figure or ideal of the Confucian scholar; however, the suffixes of jiā, jiào, and xué carry different implications as to the nature of Confucianism itself.^ So all these themes mean a lot to me.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So all these themes mean a lot to me."
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^ And he used all these descriptions prior to you.
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Rújiā contains the character jiā, which literally means "house" or "family". In this context, it is more readily construed as meaning "school of thought", since it is also used to construct the names of philosophical schools contemporary with Confucianism: for example, the Chinese names for Legalism and Mohism end in jiā.
Rújiào and Kǒngjiào contain the Chinese character jiào, the noun "teach", used in such as terms as "education", or "educator". The term, however, is notably used to construct the names of religions in Chinese: the terms for Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and other religions in Chinese all end with jiào.
Rúxué contains xué 'study'. The term is parallel to -ology in English, being used to construct the names of academic fields: the Chinese names of fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, political science, economics, and sociology all end in xué.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Yuandao" by Han Yu: Ren and Yi are specific names, Dao and De (Dao De means morality) are phantom position(韓愈《原道》:仁與義,為定名;道與德,為虛位。)
  2. ^ Homer H. Dubs: 'Nature in the Teaching of Confucius', p. 233
  3. ^ Lun Yu (Yang Huo) 13/05/2009
  4. ^ Chinese Legal Theories
  5. ^ 孟子:人少,則慕父母;知好色,則慕少艾;有妻子,則慕妻子;仕則慕君
  6. ^ The first was Michele Ruggieri who had returned from China to Italy in 1588, and carried on translating in Latin Chinese classics, while residing in Salerno
  7. ^ a b "Windows into China", John Parker, p.25, ISBN 0890730504
  8. ^ The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation, John Hobson, p194-195, ISBN 0521547245
  9. ^ Centre for Confucian Science (Korea); Introduction to Confucianism
  10. ^ Streng, Frederick, "Understanding Religious Life," 3rd ed. (1985), p. 2
  11. ^ Taylor, Rodney L., "The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism" (1990); Tu Weiming and Mary Evelyn Tucker, eds., "Confucian Spirituality," 2 vols. (2003, 2004); Adler, Joseph A., "Confucianism as Religion / Religious Tradition / Neither: Still Hazy After All These Years" (2006)

Further reading

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  • Creel, Herrlee G. Confucius and the Chinese Way. Reprint.^ Creel, H. Chinese Thought from Confucius to Mao Tse-tung .
    • Bibliography of Classics and Chinese Literature in Translation with Recent Related Histories for Exercise 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.princeton.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Confucius and the Chinese Way .
    • Bibliography of Classics and Chinese Literature in Translation with Recent Related Histories for Exercise 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.princeton.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .New York: Harper Torchbooks.^ New York: Harper, 1960.
    • Bibliography of Classics and Chinese Literature in Translation with Recent Related Histories for Exercise 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.princeton.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ New York: Harper & Row, 1971.
    • Anti-Judaism in Process Christologies? 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.religion-online.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ New York: Harper Perennial.
    • Religion and Political Theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .(Originally published under the title Confucius—the Man and the Myth.)
  • Fingarette, Herbert.^ Creel, H. G. Confucius, the Man and the Myth .
    • Bibliography of Classics and Chinese Literature in Translation with Recent Related Histories for Exercise 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.princeton.edu [Source type: Academic]

    Confucius: The Secular as Sacred ISBN 1-57766-010-2.
  • Ivanhoe, Philip J. Confucian Moral Self Cultivation. 2nd rev. ed., Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.
  • Nivison, David S. The Ways of Confucianism. Chicago: Open Court Press.
  • Max Weber, The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism.
  • Xinzhong Yao (2000) An Introduction to Confucianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Quotes

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The superior man is quiet and calm, waiting for the appointments of Heaven...
I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others.
.Confucius [Chinese: 孔夫子, transliterated Kong Fu Zi or K'ung-fu-tzu, literally "Master Kong"] (traditionally 28 September 551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) Chinese social philosopher, whose teachings deeply influenced East Asian life and thought.^ The Madhyamaka school of Nâgârjuna and his commentators gave stark philosophical expression to this teaching (and influenced, beyond the Buddhist world, the Vedantic conception of non-duality).

^ How much of the Chuang-tzu Did Chuang-tzu Write?”, (reprinted) in A. Graham, Studies in Chinese philosophy & philosophical literature , Singapore: Institute of East Asian Philosophies, 1986, pp.
  • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Studying the life of Muhammad shows he was influenced by a number of religious teachings; Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and the local pagan deity of the half moon.
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At fifteen my heart was set on learning; at thirty I stood firm; at forty I had no more doubts; at fifty I knew the mandate of heaven; at sixty my ear was obedient; at seventy I could follow my heart's desire without transgressing the norm.
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See a person's means … Observe his motives.
^ I mean almost daily we see reports where sex has been the downfall of many an otherwise admirable and even revered person.
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Examine that in which he rests. .How can a person conceal his character?^ How can a man conceal his character?'

^ How can a man conceal his character?"
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^ 'How can a man conceal his character?

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The Superior Man is all-embracing and not partial.
^ The superior man honors the talented and virtuous, and bears with all.
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^ 'The Nazi party...scorned the Christian churches...for their insistence that Christianity is superior to all other religions because it was entirely free from mythology.
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^ Therefore, the superior man hates to dwell in a low-lying situation, where all the evil of the world will flow in upon him."
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The inferior man is partial and not all-embracing.
If you see what is right and fail to act on it, you lack courage.

The Analects

Chapter I
學而篇
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  • 學而時習之、不亦說乎。有朋自遠方來、不亦樂乎。人不知而不慍、不亦君子乎。
    • Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? Isn't it also great when friends visit from distant places?^ YOU: "I would also like to add that science is learning a lot about our animal friends.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ If you say god doesn't need to be glorified, honored and pleasured then you have no reason for creation, if you say he does then god can not be perfect because perfection isn't wanting of anything.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ The teacher said, "My young friends, why have you not studied the ancient wisdom?
      • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

      If you do not know and do not question, can you be called a noble man?
    • The opening of the Analects and thus the first phrase of Chapter I after which the Chinese title of this book is named 學而.
  • 巧言令色、鮮矣仁。
    • Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
    • Variant Someone who is a clever speaker and maintains a 'too-smiley' face is seldom considered a humane person.
  • 不患人之不己知,患不知人也。
    I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others.
    .
  • 主忠信。毋友不如己者。過,則勿憚改。
    • Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Then no friends would not be like yourself (all friends would be as loyal as yourself).^ "Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Master said, "Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Have no friends not equal to yourself.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      .If you make a mistake, do not be afraid to correct it.
  • 道千乘之國,敬事而信,節用而愛人,使民以時。
    • If you would govern a state of a thousand chariots (a small-to-middle-size state), you must pay strict attention to business, be true to your word, be economical in expenditure and love the people.^ Here you state directly that it is true.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ If you feel I am misinterpreting then I would welcome your correction.
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      ^ Are you stating this as a fact or making a hypothesis?
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      You should use them according to the seasons(i.e. You should not enlist farmers during seeding or harvest time).
  • 君子食無求飽,居無求安,敏於事而慎於言,就有道而正焉,可謂好學也已。
    • When the Superior Man eats he does not try to stuff himself; at rest he does not seek perfect comfort; he is diligent in his work and careful in speech. He avails himself to people of the Tao and thereby corrects himself. This is the kind of person of whom you can say, "he loves learning."
Chapter II
為政篇
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  • 吾十有五而志於學,三十而立,四十而不惑,五十而知天命,六十而耳順,七十而从心所欲,不逾矩。
    • At fifteen my heart was set on learning; at thirty I stood firm; at forty I had no more doubts; at fifty I knew the mandate of heaven; at sixty my ear was obedient; at seventy I could follow my heart's desire without transgressing the norm.
    • Retrospection of his own life.^ "At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ (No doubt leaving them more comfortable than my jeans leave me.

      ^ 'At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven.

      .From this phrase, alternative names for each decades of human life are derived in Chinese.
  • 溫故而知新,可以為師矣。
    • Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher.
  • 君子周而不比,小人比而不周。
    • The Superior Man is all-embracing and not partial.^ I believe that the purpose of life is to follow an orderly and reverent existence in accord with Li, propriety or virtue, so as to become the Superior Man.
      • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And us atheists are all pretending to see it as a work of primitive man trying to understand his existence, even though we in fact see it exactly as you do.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Atheism teaches that humans are just a biologically advanced animal, that there are no absolute standards for ethics, that meaning is what you create meaning to be and that ultimately life has no purpose.
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      The inferior man is partial and not all-embracing.
  • 學而不思則罔,思而不學則殆。
    • To study and not think is a waste. .To think and not study is dangerous.
  • 攻乎異端,斯害也己。
    • To throw oneself into strange teachings is quite dangerous.
    • Note: The word translated "strange teachings" means literally another end [of textile].^ Words in context have specific meaning relating to that context, so in other words, you need to determine if they are plain, literal, figurative by the context.
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      ^ Excludiong all words and not saying anything, not express nothing, not pronounce nothing, not teach nothing, not designating point to nothing, this is entering into non-duality’ (202; 316-17).

      ^ Many Quran translators have tried to soften the meaning in their translation by adding the words in war in brackets after the word Unbelievers but they are NOT there in the original Arabic text.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      .There are two different understandings about "strange teachings" or heretical.^ But there are many concepts and teachings I do not understand well.
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      ^ About two-thirds of scientists believe in God, according to a new survey that uncovered stark differences based on the type of research they do.
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      ^ There is a difference of opinion in America about such moral behavior, but we still live in peace on that issue.
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      .One possible understanding is "strange from the authentic teaching", another understanding is simply different subjects, just as two authors or two scholastic fields literature and politics.
  • 由,誨女知之乎,知之為知之,不知為不知,是知也。
    • Yu [a disciple], shall I teach you about knowledge?^ What do you not understand about this Timmy?
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Master said, "Yu, shall I teach you what knowledge is?
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ What is one to think of Tsang's knowledge and understanding?"
      • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

      .What you know, you know, what you don't know, you don't know.^ I don’t know how you work that out since I don’t need anyone at all to like what I like, and not like what I don’t like.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Are you suggesting that there is no more evidence to be discovered for things that we don't know about?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You know that I enjoy them (although I don't take all the romantic wording literally), and I'm sure many who visit this website do too.
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      .This is true wisdom.
  • 視其所以,觀其所由,察其所安。人焉叟哉?人焉叟哉?
    • See a person's means (of getting things).^ Its first meaning is a lack of any ontological solidity in persons or things.

      ^ One of the first things I learned when pushing hands is that tensing up offers the other person a marvelous means of manipulating me.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I'm not saying that seeing how things might be empty of inherent existence means you are transcending life, and thereby rising above.
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      Observe his motives. .Examine that in which he rests.
      How can a person conceal his character?
    • See a person's “being”, observe his motive, notice his result.^ How can a man conceal his character?'

      ^ How can a man conceal his character?"
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ 'How can a man conceal his character?

      .How can a person conceal his character?^ How can a man conceal his character?'

      ^ How can a man conceal his character?"
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      ^ 'How can a man conceal his character?

      [by 朱冀平]
    • .
  • 多聞闕疑,慎言其餘,則寡尤。多見闕殆,慎行其餘,則寡悔。言寡無,行寡悔,祿在其中矣。
    • Listen widely to remove your doubts and be careful when speaking about the rest and your mistakes will be few. See much and get rid of what is dangerous and be careful in acting on the rest and your causes for regret will be few.^ Starting with the above and the rest of your post was much ado about nothing.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You are very open minded, and care about your fellow man.

      ^ And the rest of your desperate post about the literacy of the word poignant vs pointed.
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      .Speaking without fault, acting without causing regret: 'upgrading' consists in this.
  • 非其鬼而祭之,諂也。見義不為,無勇也。
    • To worship to other than one's own ancestral spirits is brown-nosing.^ One is incomplete without the other.
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Both are necessary to one another; one without the other is vulnerable to the corrupting effects of language’ (p.

      ^ I do this advisedly because, for most people, one could not exist without the other.

      If you see what is right and fail to act on it, you lack courage.
      Variant To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.
Chapter III
八佾篇
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  • 人而不仁、如禮何。人而不仁、如樂何。
    • If a man has no humaneness what can his propriety be like?^ Because they know that God just killed their baby, and man oh man they look like they have no clue.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ First, its important to note that humans concocted all of these qualities of Yahweh, and they have no examples in the real world much like the capabilities of Superman.

      ^ The Master said, "If a man be without the virtues proper to humanity, what has he to do with the rites of propriety?
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      .If a man has no humaneness what can his happiness be like?
  • 君子無所爭、必也射乎、揖譲而升下、而飲、其爭也君子。
    • The Superior Man has nothing to compete for.^ First, its important to note that humans concocted all of these qualities of Yahweh, and they have no examples in the real world much like the capabilities of Superman.

      ^ Because they know that God just killed their baby, and man oh man they look like they have no clue."
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

      But if he must compete, he does it in an archery match, wherein he ascends to his position, bowing in deference. .Descending, he drinks (or has [the winner] drink) the ritual cup.
    • Note: Bowing is a courtesy for the host who invites him as well drinking a cup.
  • 殷因於夏禮,所損益,可知也;周因於殷禮,所損益,可知也。其或繼周者,雖百世,可知也。
    • The Shang based its propriety on that of the Yin, and what it added and subtracted is knowable.^ Further, one does not dismiss an official who has served him well without just cause.
      • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And we know full well that 90% of those who follow this ritual will fail.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When the Master was in company with a person who was singing, if he sang well, he would make him repeat the song, while he accompanied it with his own voice.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      The Zhou has based its propriety on that of the Shang and what it added and subtracted is knowable. In this way, what continues from the Chou, even if 100 generations hence, is knowable.
Chapter IV
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Being in humaneness is good.
^ First off, as a Muslim (insha Allah, GOD the Almighty Wills, a good one), I don’t buy that WE as human beings must hate the entire Jews.
  • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Since these supernatural beings could enjoy good or bad relationships with other supernatural beings, other gods, they were not generally interested in relationships with humans.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

If we select other goodness and thus are far apart from humaneness, how can we be the wise?
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
里仁篇
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  • 里仁為美、択不処仁、焉得知。
    • Being in humaneness is good.^ First off, as a Muslim (insha Allah, GOD the Almighty Wills, a good one), I don’t buy that WE as human beings must hate the entire Jews.
      • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Since these supernatural beings could enjoy good or bad relationships with other supernatural beings, other gods, they were not generally interested in relationships with humans.
      • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

      .If we select other goodness and thus are far apart from humaneness, how can we be the wise?
    • The opening phrase of this chapter after which the chapter is named in Chinese.
  • 朝聞道、夕死可矣。
    • If I hear the Way [of truth] in the morning, I am content even to die in that evening.
  • 见贤思齐焉;见不贤而内自省也。
    • When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
    • When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal.^ Surely, you can do better than this.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Your brain can not even contain that thought.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Even if you probably know how this test turns out.
      • Christianity | Jewcy.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

      .When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.
      • Dim Cheuk Lau translation (1979)
    • When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him.^ "You want it to become like Scientology" .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Look it up and argue % if you like.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You gotta see it in person.

      .When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.
      • As quoted in Liberating Faith : Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom (2003) by Roger S. Gottlieb, p.^ You are raising some good points about his worldview, and yours.
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        • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ And good luck to you in meeting His expectations on your own merit.
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        • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Are you following your own advice?
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  • 父在,觀其志;父殁,觀其行;三年无改於父之道,可謂孝矣。
    • When your father is alive, observe his will. .When your father is dead observe his former actions.^ So instructing them, he again goes off to another land, where he sends a messenger home to announce: "Your father is dead."

      .If, for three years [after the death of your father] you do not change from the ways of your father, you can be called a 'real son (xiào/hsiao)'.
  • 以約失之者,鮮矣。
    • The cautious seldom err.
  • 君子欲訥於言而敏於行。
    • The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
    • Variant translations: The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.^ CHAP. XXIX. The Master said, 'The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.'

      ^ The Master said, "The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Master said, 'He acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.'


      .The greater man does not boast of himself, But does what he must do.^ I believe that each man's soul is eternal and individual and that each must conquer himself by his own efforts and subordinate the worldly to the heavenly in order to attain moksha, or release.
      • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The word "like" tells me there is an analogy that man is being compared to, but other passages make sense of what is being said, because God does not contradict Himself.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I believe that purity is the first virtue, truth the second and charity the third -- and that man must discipline himself by good thoughts, words and deeds.
      • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]


      .A good man does not give orders, but leads by example.
  • 德不孤,必有鄰。
    • Virtue (or the man of virtue) is not left to stand alone.^ The Master said, "Virtue is not left to stand alone.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ CHAP. XXV. The Master said, 'Virtue is not left to stand alone.

      ^ CHAP. VI. Confucius said, 'There are three errors to which they who stand in the presence of a man of virtue and station are liable.

      .He who practices it will have neighbors.
  • 君子喻於义,小人喻於利。
    • The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.
    • The virtuous man is driven by responsibility, the non-virtuous man is driven by profit.^ Therefore, the superior man does not practice them."
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He who practices it will have neighbors."
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I believe that the purpose of life is to follow an orderly and reverent existence in accord with Li, propriety or virtue, so as to become the Superior Man.
      • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

      [by 朱冀平]
Chapter VI
雍也篇
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The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration: this may be called perfect virtue.
  • 知之者不如好之者,好之者不如楽之者。
    • They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it.
  • 中人以上、可以語上也、中人以下、不可以語上也。
    • To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced.^ Who is saying they can't have X with love?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Master said, "To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I hate those who are only not modest, and think that they are valourous.

      .To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced.
  • 知者楽水,仁者楽山。知者動,仁者静。知者楽,仁者寿。
    • The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills.^ The Master said, "To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced."
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Master said, "The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      .The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil.^ The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil.

      The wise are joyful; the virtuous are long-lived.
  • 務民之義、敬鬼神而遠之。可謂知矣。
    • To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom.
  • 君子博学於文、約之以礼、亦可以弗畔矣夫。
    • The superior man, extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of propriety, may thus likewise not overstep what is right.
  • 仁者先难而後获,可谓仁矣。
    • The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration: this may be called perfect virtue.
Chapter VII
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  • 三人行,必有我师焉:择其善者而从之,其不善者而改之。
    • When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers.^ The Master said, "When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ CHAP. XXI. The Master said, 'When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers.

      ^ Other cardinals have rejected the idea that condoms could be used, contending they may help spread AIDS through a false sense of security.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      I will select their good qualities and follow them, their bad qualities and avoid them.
      As translated by James Legge
Other chapters
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place when all the stars are rotating about it.
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What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
  • 為政以德,譬如北辰居其所而眾星共之。
    • He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place when all the stars are rotating about it.
  • 君子坦荡荡,小人长戚戚。
    • The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.
    • The virtuous is frank and open; the non-virtuous is secretive and worrying.^ And most understand that you can't always get what you want.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ All the while expecting other men to keep it?
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Thank you for all this stuff by and about me.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      [by 朱冀平]
    • .
  • 事父母几谏,见志不从,又敬不违,劳而不怨。
    • When you serve your mother and father it is okay to try to correct them once in a while.^ "Okay, what do you base your opinion on?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ ME: "Okay, what do you base your opinion on?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Okay, what do you base your opinion on?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .But if you see that they are not going to listen to you, keep your respect for them and don't distance yourself from them.^ I don't see how you can."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I don't see what you see.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Sometimes they go together, but they don't have to.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      .Work without complaining.
  • 弟子,入則孝,出則弟,謹而信,凡愛眾,而親仁。行有餘力,則以學文。
    • A young man should serve his parents at home and be respectful to elders outside his home.^ Wives cannot work if their husband opposes the place of employment and they cannot travel outside the country without written permission from their husbands.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ One should remain respectful of the opinions and desires of one's parents and avoid becoming intolerant and resentful."
      • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ As a young man, Muhammad went to work in the caravan trade, in the employ of a wealthy widow, Kadifah, whom he married when he was twenty-four.

      .He should be earnest and truthful, loving all, but become intimate with humaneness.^ He should be earnest and truthful.

      ^ Many religions teach that a fertilized human egg should be accorded all the protections of a fully developed human being.

      ^ Obedience to God's commandments based on love for Him and love for all human beings is what real religion is about.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .After doing this, if he has energy to spare, he can study literature and the arts.
  • 君子不重,則不威。學則不固。主忠信。无友不如己者。國,則勿憚改。
    • If the Superior Man is not serious, then he will not inspire awe in others.^ CHAP. XXXII. The Master said, 'In letters I am perhaps equal to other men, but the character of the superior man, carrying out in his conduct what he professes, is what I have not yet attained to.'

      ^ Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stands in awe.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ For, of course, power is what Pride really enjoys: there is nothing makes a man feel so superior to others as being able to move them about like toy soldiers.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      If he is not learned, then he will not be on firm ground. .He takes loyalty and good faith to be of primary importance, and has no friends who are not of equal (moral) caliber.^ No it takes faith to believe any worldview.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ 'Have no friends not equal to yourself.

      ^ "Have no friends not equal to yourself.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      .When he makes a mistake, he doesn't hesitate to correct it.
  • 默而识之,学而不厌,诲人不倦,何有於我哉?
    • The silent treasuring up of knowledge; learning without satiety; and instructing others without being wearied: which one of these things belongs to me?
  • 德之不修,学之不讲,闻义不能徒,不善不能改,是吾忧也。
    • Leaving virtue without proper cultivation; not thoroughly discussing what is learned; not being able to move towards righteousness of which a knowledge is gained; and not being able to change what is not good: — these are the things which occasion me solicitude.
  • 君子安而不忘危,存而不忘亡,治而不忘乱。是以身安而国家可保也。
    • The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come.^ May the superior man be a partisan also?

      ^ CHAP. II. The Master said, 'The silent treasuring up of knowledge; learning without satiety; and instructing others without being wearied:-- which one of these things belongs to me?'

      ^ A superior man takes office, and performs the righteous duties belonging to it.

      .When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin.
      When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come.^ Where does this something all come from Gad?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ What can we infer from what was stated: That Sam is a beacon of sanity, exciting and full of life because he does not know it all?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "I don't do it at all, and that does not mean that I believe in, or even entertain the possibility that magic exists."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
  • 己所不欲,勿施于人
    • What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

The Doctrine of the Mean

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What Heaven has conferred is called The Nature; an accordance with this nature is called The Path of duty; the regulation of this path is called Instruction.
^ We call our dialectic, materialist, since its roots are neither in heaven nor in the depths of our ‘free will’, but in objective reality, in nature.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

The path may not be left for an instant. If it could be left, it would not be the path.
Let the states of equilibrium and harmony exist in perfection, and a happy order will prevail throughout heaven and earth, and all things will be nourished and flourish.
.
The way which the superior man pursues, reaches wide and far, and yet is secret.
^ According to the way of the superior man in teaching, what departments are there which he considers of prime importance, and delivers?

^ CHAP. XXXII. The Master said, 'In letters I am perhaps equal to other men, but the character of the superior man, carrying out in his conduct what he professes, is what I have not yet attained to.'

^ The Master said, "In letters I am perhaps equal to other men, but the character of the superior man, carrying out in his conduct what he professes, is what I have not yet attained to."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

Common men and women, however ignorant, may intermeddle with the knowledge of it; yet in its utmost reaches, there is that which even the sage does not know.
The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this.
.
In archery we have something like the way of the superior man.
^ When confronted with something “far-out” people often say in a derogatory way, “That sounds like something really woo-woo to me.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to the way of the superior man in teaching, what departments are there which he considers of prime importance, and delivers?

^ The Master said, 'The superior man may indeed have to endure want, but the mean man, when he is in want, gives way to unbridled license.'

When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.
Only by perfect virtue can the perfect path, in all its courses, be made a fact.
Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.
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All things are nourished together without their injuring one another.
^ It’s all one mans preference over another’s.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This one thing is the father of all things.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ Blogs can say one thing and be another.

.The courses of the seasons, and of the sun and moon, are pursued without any collision among them.^ The four seasons pursue their courses, and all things are continually being produced, but does Heaven say anything?'

^ The four seasons pursue their courses, and all things are continually being produced, but does Heaven say anything?"
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

The smaller energies are like river currents; the greater energies are seen in mighty transformations.
.
His presenting himself with his institutions before spiritual beings, without any doubts arising about them, shows that he knows Heaven.
^ I know certain things are true, without doubt.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The teacher said of someone, "He knows the words and is conversant about the way of peace and harmony but whether or not he has made the words a part of himself can only be determined by observing his behavior."
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ YOU: "The prophcey in Isa 7:14 is clearly, without any doubt, about current events.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

His being prepared, without any misgivings, to wait for the rise of a sage a hundred ages after, shows that he knows men.
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It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the mean man to seek notoriety, while he daily goes more and more to ruin.
  • What Heaven has conferred is called The Nature; an accordance with this nature is called The Path of duty; the regulation of this path is called Instruction.^ What the mean man seeks, is in others.'

    ^ His discourses about man's nature, and the way of Heaven, cannot be heard.'

    ^ Naturalness is called the Way.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    The path may not be left for an instant. .If it could be left, it would not be the path.
    On this account, the superior man does not wait till he sees things, to be cautious, nor till he hears things, to be apprehensive.
  • There is nothing more visible than what is secret, and nothing more manifest than what is minute.^ What could be more credible than that?"
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is nothing left to discuss.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is nothing that I say in which he does not delight."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Therefore the superior man is watchful over himself, when he is alone.
  • Let the states of equilibrium and harmony exist in perfection, and a happy order will prevail throughout heaven and earth, and all things will be nourished and flourish.
  • Perfect is the virtue which is according to the Mean!^ Is the practice of perfect virtue from a man himself, or is it from others?'

    ^ When I say "we", I mean all living things.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Therefore, the superior man does not practise them.'

    .Rare have they long been among the people, who could practice it!
  • I know how it is that the path of the Mean is not walked in — The knowing go beyond it, and the stupid do not come up to it.^ How do you know they are right?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't know how long this website has been up, but it's new to me.

    ^ What is their standard and how do they know?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I know how it is that the path of the Mean is not understood — The men of talents and virtue go beyond it, and the worthless do not come up to it.
  • There is no body but eats and drinks.^ That is what I mean when I say there are no absolutes.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How does that mean that there is no self while we are blipping?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No, let's go there for starters.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But they are few who can distinguish flavors.
  • Men all say, "We are wise"; but being driven forward and taken in a net, a trap, or a pitfall, they know not how to escape.^ Who is saying they can't have X with love?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How do you know they are right?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What is their standard and how do they know?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Men all say, "We are wise"; but happening to choose the course of the Mean, they are not able to keep it for a round month.
  • The kingdom, its states, and its families, may be perfectly ruled; dignities and emoluments may be declined; naked weapons may be trampled under the feet; but the course of the Mean cannot be attained to.
  • To show forbearance and gentleness in teaching others; and not to revenge unreasonable conduct — this is the energy of southern regions, and the good man makes it his study.^ And if it is natural for men to be promiscuous then by all means be promiscuous.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They cannot do so because of the insufficiency of their records and wise men.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When I say "we", I mean all living things.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    To lie under arms; and meet death without regret — this is the energy of northern regions, and the forceful make it their study. .Therefore, the superior man cultivates a friendly harmony, without being weak — How firm is he in his energy!
    He stands erect in the middle, without inclining to either side — How firm is he in his energy!^ Therefore, the superior man does not practise them.'

    ^ Therefore, the superior man does not practice them."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Master said, "Without recognizing the ordinances of Heaven, it is impossible to be a superior man.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .When good principles prevail in the government of his country, he does not change from what he was in retirement.^ "When right principles prevail in the kingdom, government will not be in the hands of the great officers.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Confucius said, "When good government prevails in the empire, ceremonies, music, and punitive military expeditions proceed from the son of Heaven.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When good government prevailed in his state, he was like an arrow.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    How firm is he in his energy! .When bad principles prevail in the country, he maintains his course to death without changing — How firm is he in his energy!
  • The superior man accords with the course of the Mean.^ As to teaching them the principles of propriety, and music, I must wait for the rise of a superior man to do that.'

    ^ The Master said, "Without recognizing the ordinances of Heaven, it is impossible to be a superior man.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ According to the way of the superior man in teaching, what departments are there which he considers of prime importance, and delivers?

    .Though he may be all unknown, unregarded by the world, he feels no regret — It is only the sage who is able for this.
  • The way which the superior man pursues, reaches wide and far, and yet is secret.^ May the superior man be a partisan also?

    ^ It is the only way that this world can be made sense of.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Think of all the pushy people who get their way in this world.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Common men and women, however ignorant, may intermeddle with the knowledge of it; yet in its utmost reaches, there is that which even the sage does not know.
    Common men and women, however much below the ordinary standard of character, can carry it into practice; yet in its utmost reaches, there is that which even the sage is not able to carry into practice.^ Yet, even then; how do they know?
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then may he subsequently carry them into practice."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However the Quran does not ask women.
    • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Great as heaven and earth are, men still find some things in them with which to be dissatisfied.^ For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But even great souls like Moses are not exempted from making mistakes while still on earth in the flesh.

    ^ Thus Tai Chi finds a resonance between heaven and earth, spirit and body, mind and matter, subtle and gross energy.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Thus it is that, were the superior man to speak of his way in all its greatness, nothing in the world would be found able to embrace it, and were he to speak of it in its minuteness, nothing in the world would be found able to split it.
  • The way of the superior man may be found, in its simple elements, in the intercourse of common men and women; but in its utmost reaches, it shines brightly through Heaven and Earth.
  • The Path is not far from man.^ May the superior man be a partisan also?

    ^ We are concerned with all of the great religions of the world.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It would be silly of me to believe that he is a "great man."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .When men try to pursue a course, which is far from the common indications of consciousness, this course cannot be considered The Path.
  • The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them, and as soon as they change what is wrong, he stops.
  • When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path.^ The superior man learns, in order to reach to the utmost of his principles."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They tried to harm the Muslims and prevented the common men from Islam.
    • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one is trying to stop sex.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What you do not like when done to yourself, do not do to others.
  • Earnest in practicing the ordinary virtues, and careful in speaking about them, if, in his practice, he has anything defective, the superior man dares not but exert himself; and if, in his words, he has any excess, he dares not allow himself such license.^ Is the practice of perfect virtue from a man himself, or is it from others?'

    ^ Who said anything about "care."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As with anything else, you are welcome to ask me about it.

    .Thus his words have respect to his actions, and his actions have respect to his words; is it not just an entire sincerity which marks the superior man?
  • The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this.^ Therefore, the superior man does not practise them.'

    ^ Therefore, the superior man does not practice them."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Just what does the man believe?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    In a position of wealth and honor, he does what is proper to a position of wealth and honor. In a poor and low position, he does what is proper to a poor and low position.
    Situated among barbarous tribes, he does what is proper to a situation among barbarous tribes. In a position of sorrow and difficulty, he does what is proper to a position of sorrow and difficulty. .The superior man can find himself in no situation in which he is not himself.^ Peter: "In an atheist regime there is no worship, except of man worshiping himself.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In fact, the Bible stresses on the fact that no man can save himself by his deeds.
    • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Master said, "What the superior man seeks, is in himself.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    In a high situation, he does not treat with contempt his inferiors. .In a low situation, he does not court the favor of his superiors. He rectifies himself, and seeks for nothing from others, so that he has no dissatisfactions.^ If he cannot rectify himself, what has he to do with rectifying others?'

    ^ If he cannot rectify himself, what has he to do with rectifying others?"
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Master said, "What the superior man seeks, is in himself.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .He does not murmur against Heaven, nor grumble against men.^ The Master replied, "I do not murmur against Heaven.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I do not grumble against men.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Thus it is that the superior man is quiet and calm, waiting for the appointments of Heaven, while the mean man walks in dangerous paths, looking for lucky occurrences.
  • In archery we have something like the way of the superior man.^ When confronted with something “far-out” people often say in a derogatory way, “That sounds like something really woo-woo to me.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As to teaching them the principles of propriety, and music, I must wait for the rise of a superior man to do that.'

    ^ The Master said, "Without recognizing the ordinances of Heaven, it is impossible to be a superior man.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.
  • The way of the superior man may be compared to what takes place in traveling, when to go to a distance we must first traverse the space that is near, and in ascending a height, when we must begin from the lower ground.
  • How abundantly do spiritual beings display the powers that belong to them!^ May the superior man be a partisan also?

    ^ The Master said, "What the superior man seeks, is in himself.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A superior man takes office, and performs the righteous duties belonging to it.

    .We look for them, but do not see them; we listen to, but do not hear them; yet they enter into all things, and there is nothing without them.
  • Heaven, in the production of things, is sure to be bountiful to them, according to their qualities.^ "Through Him ALL things were made, without Him nothing was made that has been made."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is nothing new here at all.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    Hence the tree that is flourishing, it nourishes, while that which is ready to fall, it overthrows.
  • The administration of government lies in getting proper men. .Such men are to be got by means of the ruler's own character.^ That doesn't mean that I think that Jesus was not a real man, he may well have been, or maybe a character based on an amalgamation of many such prophets of the time.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Koran also teaches that men are superior witnesses in a court of law: "...And get two witnesses out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women such as ye choose, for witness..."

    That character is to be cultivated by his treading in the ways of duty. .And the treading those ways of duty is to be cultivated by the cherishing of benevolence.
  • Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.
  • To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge.^ Once we have chosen and accepted our faith, it is then our spiritual duty to learn it well and live by it as a wholehearted, contributing member of a faith community so that we pass it on in a vibrant way to those who come after us, the next generation.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those who learn, and so, readily, get possession of knowledge, are the next.

    ^ It is humans who are the nay-sayers and sinners; humans who need salvation; humans that have a soul that must be saved and it is humans who must suffer to learn of God’s ways.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. .To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy.
  • By the ruler's cultivation of his own character, the duties of universal obligation are set forth.^ As well as feeling this increased energy stream through my body, I realised I had involuntarily suspended breathing somewhere near the top of an in breath.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the [Muslim] mission and [the obligation to] convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force...
    • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Each human being must set out on their own journey inward towards God or Universal Truth (and they do so only if they feel drawn to it themselves and not because they are forced to do it by someone else) and it is God Himself who guides and leads the willing.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .By honoring men of virtue and talents, he is preserved from errors of judgment.
  • In all things success depends on previous preparation, and without such previous preparation there is sure to be failure. If what is to be spoken be previously determined, there will be no stumbling.^ There is no need for this marriage thing.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no such thing in existence as a friend.
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no such thing as a foe.
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    .If affairs be previously determined, there will be no difficulty with them.^ There was no point when it was determined.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no previous cause for each such event, and we can only predict it with probability.

    ^ There can be no difficulty to the Prophet in what Allah has indicated to him as a duty.
    • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If one's actions have been previously determined, there will be no sorrow in connection with them.^ There was no point when it was determined.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Morals are measured against a "relative index", there is no absolute measure except the ones you make up."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As one who has "debated" believers in dozens of states, there is no magic bullet of reason & evidence.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If principles of conduct have been previously determined, the practice of them will be inexhaustible.
  • Sincerity is the way of Heaven.^ The Master said, "Let his words be sincere and truthful and his actions honorable and careful; -- such conduct may be practiced among the rude tribes of the South or the North.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .The attainment of sincerity is the way of men.
    He who possesses sincerity is he who, without an effort, hits what is right, and apprehends, without the exercise of thought — he is the sage who naturally and easily embodies the right way.^ But beyond dismissing all miracle claims out of hand, atheists are likely to, without evidence, claim that what are thought to be miracles are, in reality, merely the outworking of natural laws in rare and unexpected ways.
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, by way of the four Aryan beasts and the ten kings (who are black men and not white men), their works will also be killed.

    ^ I respect your right to have an opinion, I just disagree that you opinion is right and find that you have no way of justifying what you believe without an absolute, ultimate, objective standard - that is God.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He who attains to sincerity is he who chooses what is good, and firmly holds it fast.^ Sincerely hold fast the due Mean.

    ^ 'When his knowledge is sufficient to attain, and he has virtue enough to hold fast, if he cannot govern with dignity, the people will not respect him.

    ^ He also has the freedom to choose between good and evil, the latter being embodied in Angra Mainyu who rebelled against God.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .To this attainment there are requisite the extensive study of what is good, accurate inquiry about it, careful reflection on it, the clear discrimination of it, and the earnest practice of it.
  • The superior man, while there is anything he has not studied, or while in what he has studied there is anything he cannot understand, Will not intermit his labor.^ Therefore, the superior man does not practice them."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You are very open minded, and care about your fellow man.

    ^ The infinitely good, just and all holy God of the Bible simply cannot tolerate anything in the least unjust or sinful.
    • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

    .While there is anything he has not inquired about, or anything in what he has inquired about which he does not know, he will not intermit his labor.^ Are you suggesting that there is no more evidence to be discovered for things that we don't know about?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You were saying that you don't believe that there is anything bigger out there than us, and you insinuated that if there was it would be supernatural, and I said, "what about the multiuniverse?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If morality is relative how does one go about proving there is such a thing as morality?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .While there is anything which he has not reflected on, or anything in what he has reflected on which he does not apprehend, he will not intermit his labor.^ But that doesn’t mean we think that there is a supernatural being that interferes with the world, that does anything, that manipulates anything, or by the way, that it’s worth praying to or asking forgiveness of sins from, etc.
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There will be a day of justice when all evil is dealt with, unlike that of evolutionary science, which does not have a standard for justice that is anything but arbitrary......."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ YOU: "No, just pointing out that if anything can and does happen then there is nothing firm to base anything on."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    While there is anything which he has not discriminated or his discrimination is not clear, he will not intermit his labor. If there be anything which he has not practiced, or his practice fails in earnestness, he will not intermit his labor. .If another man succeed by one effort, he will use a hundred efforts.^ It’s all one mans preference over another’s.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One man’s food is another man’s poison.
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sometimes used in conjunction with one another.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    If another man succeed by ten efforts, he will use a thousand. .Let a man proceed in this way, and, though dull, he will surely become intelligent; though weak, he will surely become strong.
  • When we have intelligence resulting from sincerity, this condition is to be ascribed to nature; when we have sincerity resulting from intelligence, this condition is to be ascribed to instruction.^ The laws of God, the laws of man, He may keep that will and can; Not I: let God and man decree Laws for themselves and not for me; And if my ways are not as theirs Let them mind their own affairs.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His discourses about man's nature, and the way of Heaven, cannot be heard.'

    ^ How can a non-intelligent "natural" process select anything let alone in a random disorderly manner?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But given the sincerity, and there shall be the intelligence; given the intelligence, and there shall be the sincerity.
  • It is only he who is possessed of the most complete sincerity that can exist under heaven, who can give its full development to his nature.^ There is only One who does.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is only one God by nature, .
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is only One who does."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Able to give its full development to his own nature, he can do the same to the nature of other men.
    Able to give its full development to the nature of other men, he can give their full development to the natures of animals and things.^ In other words, instead of showing respect to the Creator, people give honor to material things and to humans.
    • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Other, more intelligent Muslims, knowledgeable about the sources, respond by saying that the shock of the experience caused him to attempt suicide; it was a natural thing to do.

    ^ See much and put aside the things which seem perilous, while you are cautious at the same time in carrying the others into practice: then you will have few occasions for repentance.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Able to give their full development to the natures of creatures and things, he can assist the transforming and nourishing powers of Heaven and Earth.^ It is the mystic knowledge which effects regeneration, rebirth into the full consciousness of one's divine nature and powers as a ' Son of God '."
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,..."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Able to assist the transforming and nourishing powers of Heaven and Earth, he may with Heaven and Earth form a ternion.
  • Sincerity becomes apparent.^ It may become apparent, or revealed one day.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When we become a stream enterer, we tap into the Energies of the Earth and of Heaven and of the Buddhafield and through energising our faculties, we start to have spiritual experiences beyond the norm.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Before the beginning when God created the heaven and the earth, and the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep, God said I AM THAT .
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    From being apparent, it becomes manifest. From being manifest, it becomes brilliant. Brilliant, it affects others. Affecting others, they are changed by it. .Changed by it, they are transformed.^ The early Christians were transformed by the bodily appearance of Jesus Christ after He had been crucified and they had witnessed Him dead, and that witness of Him after being dead, along with His teachings, changed the course of history.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It is only he who is possessed of the most complete sincerity that can exist under heaven, who can transform.
  • It is characteristic of the most entire sincerity to be able to foreknow.^ When I recently quoted Ryan, another blogger on this site who commented that Sam was probably the only person he agreed with completely, it was not intended to be taken literally.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Modern Physics and Philosophical Reason The basic oneness of the universe is not only the central characteristic of the mystical experience, but is also one of the most important revelations of modern physics.
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    ^ First of all, you won't find a lot of kids out there who would be creeped out to find out that their parents are not having X. Most would be creeped out to find out, not only that their parents are having X, but how much X their parents are having.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .When a nation or family is about to flourish, there are sure to be happy omens; and when it is about to perish, there are sure to be unlucky omens.
  • Sincerity is that whereby self-completion is effected, and its way is that by which man must direct himself.
  • Sincerity is the end and beginning of things; without sincerity there would be nothing. On this account, the superior man regards the attainment of sincerity as the most excellent thing.
  • To entire sincerity there belongs ceaselessness. Not ceasing, it continues long.^ There is nothing lame or justificationy about it.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Master said, 'If a superior man dwelt among them, what rudeness would there be?'

    ^ The Master said, "If a superior man dwelt among them, what rudeness would there be?"
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    Continuing long, it evidences itself. Evidencing itself, it reaches far. Reaching far, it becomes large and substantial. Large and substantial, it becomes high and brilliant. .Large and substantial; this is how it contains all things.^ Since innumerable merits are contained in this sutra, all living beings are benefited by this sutra without hindrance as implicitly as incense is perceived by a thing put nearby.

    ^ It is said, Wu and Tao are equally the mother of all things.” Wu wei in Taoism literally means “not doing.” But wu wei is how nature does everything: effortlessly and harmoniously.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, it’s all about seeing things how they really are, and ironically modern science doesn't do this, from a Buddhist point of view.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .High and brilliant; this is how it overspreads all things.^ It is said, Wu and Tao are equally the mother of all things.” Wu wei in Taoism literally means “not doing.” But wu wei is how nature does everything: effortlessly and harmoniously.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, it’s all about seeing things how they really are, and ironically modern science doesn't do this, from a Buddhist point of view.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GAD: From the knowledge that everything in the universe is matter/energy including us, I imagine how I am connected to all of it, and what it means to be a part of the whole thing.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Reaching far and continuing long; this is how it perfects all things.^ It is said, Wu and Tao are equally the mother of all things.” Wu wei in Taoism literally means “not doing.” But wu wei is how nature does everything: effortlessly and harmoniously.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The four seasons pursue their courses, and all things are continually being produced, but does Heaven say anything?'

    ^ The four seasons pursue their courses, and all things are continually being produced, but does Heaven say anything?"
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    So large and substantial, the individual possessing it is the co-equal of Earth. .So high and brilliant, it makes him the co-equal of Heaven.^ For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross (Col.
    • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we made a High Tech Womb to make the Child, the female could again be Equal to the male, if she did not birth the child.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .So far-reaching and long-continuing, it makes him infinite.^ It's like that guy who goes around wondering why everyone else but him is an A-hole, and never thinks for a second that the incredible odds make it far more likely that he is the A-hole.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Such being its nature, without any display, it becomes manifested; without any movement, it produces changes; and without any effort, it accomplishes its ends.
  • The way of Heaven and Earth may be completely declared in one sentence: They are without any doubleness, and so they produce things in a manner that is unfathomable.
  • How great is the path proper to the Sage!^ I said that they may end up being necessary, and they might.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How may they be subdued?
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How can you do such a thing?'

    .Like overflowing water, it sends forth and nourishes all things, and rises up to the height of heaven.^ This exchange alludes to the four Brahma abodes, a well-known meditative exercise taken up in early Buddhism, whereby one sends forth the energies of benevolence, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity to all beings.

    ^ Yet all the time we hear people saying things like “ I’d die for a piece of chocolate right now .” .
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    All-complete is its greatness! It embraces the three hundred rules of ceremony, and the three thousand rules of demeanor. It waits for the proper man, and then it is trodden. .Hence it is said, "Only by perfect virtue can the perfect path, in all its courses, be made a fact."
  • The superior man honors his virtuous nature, and maintains constant inquiry and study, seeking to carry it out to its breadth and greatness, so as to omit none of the more exquisite and minute points which it embraces, and to raise it to its greatest height and brilliancy, so as to pursue the course of the Mean.^ The Master said, "What the superior man seeks, is in himself.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Which made it all the more fun for me.
    • Religion of Comic Book Characters (esp. Super-Heroes) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The superior man honours the talented and virtuous, and bears with all.

    .He cherishes his old knowledge, and is continually acquiring new.^ CHAP. XI. The Master said, 'If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others.'

    ^ The Master said, "If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .He exerts an honest, generous earnestness, in the esteem and practice of all propriety.^ Are formerly monogamous women (who prefer monogamy over promiscuity) but are now practicing promiscuity because this is now the norm ---OR not practicing x at all--is this an honest lifestyle?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Thus, when occupying a high situation he is not proud, and in a low situation he is not insubordinate.^ Positive energy flows from Saints at a high energy level into people of low levels , thus raising them up and making them higher.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    .When the kingdom is well governed, he is sure by his words to rise; and when it is ill governed, he is sure by his silence to command forbearance to himself.
  • To no one but the Son of Heaven does it belong to order ceremonies, to fix the measures, and to determine the written characters.
  • The institutions of the Ruler are rooted in his own character and conduct, and sufficient attestation of them is given by the masses of the people.^ Well, no one is perfect.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "If a ruler's words be good, is it not also good that no one oppose them?
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Father does not do Vidhi (ceremony) for son.
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    .He examines them by comparison with those of the three kings, and finds them without mistake.^ CHAP. XII. The Master said, 'It is not easy to find a man who has learned for three years without coming to be good.'

    ^ "King Wan possessed two of the three parts of the empire, and with those he served the dynasty of Yin.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Three Jaina inscriptions 455 belong to king Mahdeva, and those are dated 1265 and 1269 A.D. There are monuments of Samdhimarana.
    • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He sets them up before Heaven and Earth, and finds nothing in them contrary to their mode of operation.^ I see nothing at all to back up this kind of remark and find it deeply annoying."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thus Tai Chi finds a resonance between heaven and earth, spirit and body, mind and matter, subtle and gross energy.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When he was at an entertainment where there was an abundance of provisions set before him, he would change countenance and rise up.

    .He presents himself with them before spiritual beings, and no doubts about them arise.^ Wherefore, Christ (Maashua) has been present throughout the entire Spiritual Evolution of Man and the entire history of God on earth-even in the New World before the coming of Columbus.

    ^ You, of course, being fantastically knowledgable in the field of darwinian selection, and being so sure that I'm totally 'delusional,' will, no doubt, have wonderful, elegant explanations.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So I've found that by no longer trying to be spiritual, I'm closer to being whatever the hell that word means, or doesn't mean.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    He is prepared to wait for the rise of a sage a hundred ages after, and has no misgivings. .His presenting himself with his institutions before spiritual beings, without any doubts arising about them, shows that he knows Heaven.^ Since this is an atheist thread and the debate is between believers and atheists with and without names, I thought I should clarify something I wrote in an earlier post about spiritual experiences.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know certain things are true, without doubt.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The fact or condition of being without doubt: assurance, assuredness, certitude, confidence, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .His being prepared, without any misgivings, to wait for the rise of a sage a hundred ages after, shows that he knows men.
  • All things are nourished together without their injuring one another.^ It’s all one mans preference over another’s.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All things came into being ...
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Master said, 'It is to know all men.'

    .The courses of the seasons, and of the sun and moon, are pursued without any collision among them.^ The four seasons pursue their courses, and all things are continually being produced, but does Heaven say anything?'

    ^ The four seasons pursue their courses, and all things are continually being produced, but does Heaven say anything?"
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .The smaller energies are like river currents; the greater energies are seen in mighty transformations.
    It is this which makes heaven and earth so great.
  • It is only he, possessed of all sagely qualities that can exist under heaven, who shows himself quick in apprehension, clear in discernment, of far-reaching intelligence, and all-embracing knowledge, fitted to exercise rule; magnanimous, generous, benign, and mild, fitted to exercise forbearance; impulsive, energetic, firm, and enduring, fitted to maintain a firm hold; self-adjusted, grave, never swerving from the Mean, and correct, fitted to command reverence; accomplished, distinctive, concentrative, and searching, fitted to exercise discrimination.^ His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth.

    ^ It is the cause and maintainer of all that exists.

    ^ This "all energy intelligence" you speak of.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .All-embracing is he and vast, deep and active as a fountain, sending forth in their due season his virtues.^ The Master said, "The Fang bird does not come; the river sends forth no map: -- it is all over with me!"
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    All-embracing and vast, he is like Heaven. Deep and active as a fountain, he is like the abyss. .He is seen, and the people all reverence him; he speaks, and the people all believe him; he acts, and the people all are pleased with him.
  • It is only the individual possessed of the most entire sincerity that can exist under Heaven, who can adjust the great invariable relations of mankind, establish the great fundamental virtues of humanity, and know the transforming and nurturing operations of Heaven and Earth; — shall this individual have any being or anything beyond himself on which he depends?^ What relation can there be between this people and Him Who is the Countenance of Glory?

    ^ His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth.

    ^ The Master said, "Why speak only of virtue in connection with him?
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Call him man in his ideal, how earnest is he!^ "But does not man call to mind that We created him before out of nothing ?"

    ^ How can he be used as a guide to a blind man, who does not support him when tottering, nor raise him up when fallen?'
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tsze-kung asked, saying, "What qualities must a man possess to entitle him to be called an officer?
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    Call him an abyss, how deep is he! Call him Heaven, how vast is he! .Who can know him, but he who is indeed quick in apprehension, clear in discernment, of far-reaching intelligence, and all-embracing knowledge, possessing all Heavenly virtue?
  • It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the mean man to seek notoriety, while he daily goes more and more to ruin. It is characteristic of the superior man, appearing insipid, yet never to produce satiety; while showing a simple negligence, yet to have his accomplishments recognized; while seemingly plain, yet to be discriminating.^ It’s all one mans preference over another’s.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He is a superior man indeed.'

    ^ What the mean man seeks, is in others.'

    .He knows how what is distant lies in what is near.^ How do we deal with change, knowing what lies ahead is filled with risk and reward?
    • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

    He knows where the wind proceeds from. .He knows how what is minute becomes manifested.^ CHAP. XXVII. The Master said, 'When the year becomes cold, then we know how the pine and the cypress are the last to lose their leaves.'

    ^ Do you know how in the fifth stage elemental matter becomes the Purusha or the living person?” .
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If one, knowing how such ease should be prized, manifests it, without regulating it by the rules of propriety, this likewise is not to be done."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Such a one, we may be sure, will enter into virtue.
  • The superior man examines his heart, that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause for dissatisfaction with himself. That wherein the superior man cannot be equaled is simply this — his work which other men cannot see.
  • The superior man, even when he is not moving, has a feeling of reverence, and while he speaks not, he has the feeling of truthfulness.
  • It is said in the Book of Poetry, "In silence is the offering presented, and the spirit approached to; there is not the slightest contention."^ Is the practice of perfect virtue from a man himself, or is it from others?'

    ^ May the superior man be a partisan also?

    ^ Praise Allah, for there is no other but he!
    • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Therefore the superior man does not use rewards, and the people are stimulated to virtue.^ Therefore, the superior man does not practice them."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In fact, for centuries Westerners and Caucasian societies used all kinds of myths of superiority to discriminate against people of color."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have heard that a superior man helps the distressed, but does not add to the wealth of the rich."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    He does not show anger, and the people are awed more than by hatchets and battle-axes.
  • Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences.

The Great Learning

Things have their root and their branches. Affairs have their end and their beginning. .To know what is first and what is last will lead near to what is taught in the Great Learning.
  • What the great learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence.^ "Men of devout faith, I the Tathgata, observed that the people delighted in inferior teachings and were meager in virtue and weighted down by defilement.

    ^ When faced with an unknown, let's first note that it's perfectly OK to say, I don't know, or, We don't know, just as it would have been when people in the past asked, What causes lightning or tornadoes?

    ^ You are saying that you know that war will persist until people learn what you know to be true.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]


    .The point where to rest being known, the object of pursuit is then determined; and, that being determined, a calm unperturbedness may be attained to.
    To that calmness there will succeed a tranquil repose.^ There was no point when it was determined.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That may be better from an ethical point but how is it better from an emotional point (or am I being childish now?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thus the point of singularity can rest in the strength of knowing that there is peace in the heavens around.

    .In that repose there may be careful deliberation, and that deliberation will be followed by the attainment of the desired end.
  • Things have their root and their branches.^ I feel the same desire you voice, to shout it out from the rooftops, "There isn't a God and I don't care who knows it!"
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ LOGIC is the key word here: To satisfy our desires and curiosities is the greatest thing an individual can do...incessantly...but eventually all desires are root cause of sorrow and sadness, the more you desire the job, the taste...whatever it may be…the more sad you become...
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anagapla was followed in succession by Pithvpla, Rjyapla and Trilokapla, the last of whom may be placed at the end of the thirteenth century A.D. .
    • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

    Affairs have their end and their beginning. .To know what is first and what is last will lead near to what is taught in the Great Learning.
  • The ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue throughout the Kingdom, first ordered well their own states.^ Great post, well stated!
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ YOU: "Religion knows this all to well, that's why they want children as young as they can get so they can drive their own fears and myths into them!
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Dharasena lived in Dhra, and his disciple was Mahvra, a learned chrya, well-versed in different branches of Jainism, and who received the patronage of king Vindhyavarman.
    • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Wishing to order well their states, they first regulated their families.^ They had a Baha'i Wedding which was a first for me as well.

    ^ Master; "do you also, as well as they, speak out your wishes."
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Psychic states that tend to cause such dilation or such a sense of the soul expanding are numerous and have numerous labels, which typically have a religious cast (since they are not well understood states).
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons.^ Why are they written in third person format (like a story), instead of first person format?

    ^ This attitude they applied in their personal life, family matters, community affairs, and in their national life.
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    .Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts.^ First of all, God is living, loving, personal and warm hearted.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why are they written in third person format (like a story), instead of first person format?

    ^ I really mean that and I wish I could convince others to read it, but it would probably shock them to see the words Atheist in the first paragraphs and they'd turn away from it.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts.^ At first they thought I was joking.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "When the people witness my passing, they pay widespread reverence to my relics All of them harbor thoughts of yearning, and in their hearts a thirst for me is born."

    ^ I really mean that and I wish I could convince others to read it, but it would probably shock them to see the words Atheist in the first paragraphs and they'd turn away from it.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost their knowledge.^ At first they thought I was joking.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I really mean that and I wish I could convince others to read it, but it would probably shock them to see the words Atheist in the first paragraphs and they'd turn away from it.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The early Indo-Bactrian rulers first ruled over Bactria, but gradually, they extended their dominions in the East including Indian territory.
    • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things.

    Things being investigated, knowledge became complete.^ There are lots of things that you do not see in life, like the wind, but you see the effects and can ascertain there is such a thing, or in the case of God, Being.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God is not the universe, He is the Creator of the universe, and as such He is a supernatural Being who is infinite in His knowledge and wisdom of what He has made.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Master said, "The silent treasuring up of knowledge; learning without satiety; and instructing others without being wearied: -- which one of these things belongs to me?"
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere. Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified. Their hearts being rectified, their persons were cultivated. Their persons being cultivated, their families were regulated. .Their families being regulated, their states were rightly governed.^ Chung-kung, being chief minister to the head of the Chi family, asked about government.
    • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Chung-kung, being chief minister to the Head of the Chi family, asked about government.

    .Their states being rightly governed, the whole kingdom was made tranquil and happy.^ The Master said, 'Kwan Chung acted as prime minister to the Duke Hwan, made him leader of all the princes, and united and rectified the whole kingdom.

    ^ I thought Maestro made a good point, the original 'humanist' separation of church and state was also intended to protect the churches themselves from being corrupted by the interests and powers of the State.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For such is the way to establishing the kingdom of the Heavenly Father Heru on earth as the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of the True Brotherhood of Man (and its government) being one and the same.


    From the Son of Heaven down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything besides.

Misattributed

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  • The journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step.^ Thousands of miles of roads lay ahead of a traveler, from which one has to choose the one correct direction.
    • In Good Faith: Judaism - A blog for news and discussion on matters of faith - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

  • A single grain of rice can feed an entire army, forever.

Not Chinese

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  • Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.^ You make my point better than I ever could, without you as an example.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Attributed in Mohammed Sirajul Islam (1967) Everyman's General Knowledge
  • Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.^ This is a good informative site if you are interested in general issues regarding Islam and the Middle East.Here is Saliba talking about the practical needs in the Islamic empire driving the early interest in science:The first two .
    • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The world was divided into two classes, Muslims and others, and only Islam counted...Indeed the general feeling was that the leavings of the Muslims were good enough for the dhimmis.
    • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I loved this phrase as soon as it left a fellow student’s lips: “the journey between two steps.” Thank you, Josette.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Attributed in Lillet Walters (2000) Secrets of Superstar Speakers; attributed in English sources as a "Japanese proverb" as early as 1924

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Noun

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Confucianism
Confucianism (uncountable)
  1. The philosophy and teaching of Confucius.

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[[File:|thumbnail|Engraving of Confucius]] Confucianism is the philosophy based on the teachings of Confucius (511 BC - 479 BC), who was an important Chinese philosopher. Confucianism has a complex system of moral, social, political, and religious thought, and has had a large influence on the history of Chinese civilization.

Confucianism was made to stop the fall of Chinese society. After the Zhou Dynasty fell, people cared only for themselves and did not have any respect for others. Confucianism became a social order for China, teaching that social relationships are the most important. People slowly started to believe in it, because they wanted to have peace, but they had to care for themselves too. As a result, Confucianism brought the people love, harmony, and respect for one another.

Confucianism was started in Ch'u-fu, Confucious's birthplace. Today, Confucianism is spread all the way around the world, but is still more pronounced in China.

The teachings of Confucious focus largely on the respect of one's parents, elders, and ancestors. Also, he taught that humans 'can never stop learning'; meaning that knowledge is infinite, therefore we will always learn, never stopping. For example, he once asked a seven-year-old child to be his teacher, because the child knew something that he did not.



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