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孔丘 Kong Qiu

A portrait of Confucius, by Tang Dynasty artist Wu Daozi (680-740).
Full name 孔丘 Kong Qiu
Born September 28, 551 BCE
Qufu, Zhou Dynasty
Died 479 BCE
Qufu, Zhou Dynasty
Era Ancient philosophy
Region Eastern philosophy
School Founder of Confucianism
Main interests Moral philosophy, Social philosophy, Ethics
Notable ideas Confucianism
.Confucius (Chinese: pinyin: Kǒng zǐWade-Giles: K'ung-tzu, or Chinese: 孔夫子; pinyin: Kǒng Fūzǐ; Wade-Giles: K'ung-fu-tzu), literally "Master Kong,"[1] (traditionally September 28, 551 BCE – 479 BCE)[2][3] was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese thought and life.^ 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).

^ Includes 8 languages - English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese .
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But dig down into his philosophy of life, see what influenced him and you come up with a wacky philosophy and deranged 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]

.His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.^ The Bible teaches about family life, business, your relationship to government, personal integrity, sexual morals, and many more things (Mt.
  • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The question of the relationship between morality and religion has preoccupied philosophers since the inception of philosophy.

^ Yet, being distinct gods (distinct being, distinct persons) they are not exactly famous for conducting moral relationships with each other, but are rather infamous for their quarrels and warring.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

.These values gained prominence in China over other doctrines, such as Legalism (法家) or Taoism (道家) during the Han Dynasty[4][5][6] (206 BCE – 220 CE).^ These other "brands" of worldviews are significantly less probematic than "atheist" because they state a positive content, a set of "beliefs", values etc.
  • 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]

^ Besides there were other Rajput dynasties such as the Chandellas, Kalachuris, Tomaras, Kachchhapaghas, Guhilas and Rshraktas.
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^ His speech was hard to understand because he spoke in the original language of Heru, and other descendants of Heru has already introduced his Gospel in the in other Hamitic languages during the First and Second Dynasties.

.Confucius' thoughts have been developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism (儒家).^ As he has done before, Camping has used a self-developed 'mathematical system' to torture the Bible into revealing to him that the world will end on May 21, 2011.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Some bacteria use what is known as type III secretory system (TTSS) to allow them to inject proteins directly into the cytoplasm of a host cell.

It was introduced to Europe by the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, who was the first to Latinise the name as "Confucius."
.His teachings may be found in the Analects of Confucius (論語), a collection of "brief aphoristic fragments", which was compiled many years after his death.^ The compilation was not finished until at least 150 years after Muhammad's death.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHAP. XXIX. The Master said, 'Let a good man teach the people seven years, and they may then likewise be employed in war.'

^ Energy Enhancement teaches techniques, hidden for many years, which enable the digestion of all levels of energy blockage and physical food.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

.For nearly 2,000 years he was thought to be the editor or author of all the Five Classics (五經)[7][8] such as the Classic of Rites (禮記) (editor), and the Spring and Autumn Annals (春秋) (author).^ The true control over our minds, as known for many thousands of years, comes when we have the power to stop all our thoughts.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ We know that summer and autumn and winter and spring will continue because God has promised such things in His word and He does not lie.
  • 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]

^ Today, the Church of Scientology has expanded to more than 8,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups in 165 nations—doubling the number in the last five years.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

The formal name of Confucius was Kong Qiu (孔丘), and he was also called Zhongni (仲尼). .He was born in 551 BCE in the Lu state[9] (This state was in the south of modern-day Shandong Province) in the later days of the Spring and Autumn Period.^ 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.

^ The old lady died a few days later and the niece stated to the interviewer she hoped her own death would be that peaceful and welcomed.
  • 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 Jainism continued to thrive even in later times in the Dungarpur and Banswara states is evidenced by the images of the later period discovered here.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

Confucius was from a warrior family. .His father Shulianghe (叔梁紇) was a famous warrior who had military exploits in two battles and owned a fiefdom.^ Sukhwinder Singh, a builder and father of one, was attacked while pursuing the two muggers who had robbed a 28-year-old woman [...
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^ The fifty-two stalwart warriors, who were in the court of this king, built Jaina temples in the city after their respective names.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Two famous Digambara commentaries namely Dhaval and Jayadhevat were named after Amoghvarsha I who was also as Dhavala and Atiaya Dhavala .
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

.Confucius lost his father when he was three years old, and then his mother Yan Zhengzai (顏徵在) took him and left the fiefdom because as a concubine (妾), she wanted to avoid mistreatment from Shulianghe's formal wife.^ Afzal has a wife and a 5-year old son.

^ The other couple that comes to mind is an Aussie one: The man was eighty two years old and his wife eighty years old when I met them.
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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]

^ Arroyo, 61 with three grown children, said in 2003 that when she was a young mother, she took birth control pills.
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Thus, Confucius lived in poverty with his mother since childhood. With the support and encouragement of his mother, Confucius was very diligent in his studies. .When Confucius was seventeen years old, his mother died as a result of illness and overwork.^ My mother died when I was 8 years old.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He was 33 years old when he died.
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^ The 89-year-old man charged with the deadly shooting at Washington's Holocaust museum last June has died, the Associated Press is reporting.
  • 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]

.Three years later, Confucius married a young woman who was from the Qiguan family (亓官氏) of the Song state (宋).^ "If I temporarily marry a young woman for three years and then divorce her, would anyone be willing to marry her?
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHAP. XII. The Master said, 'It is not easy to find a man who has learned for three years without coming to be good.'

^ 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.

.Though he had a mild tempered wife who loved him, he left his family to strive for his ideals.^ Love also helps bind extended families and friends, who can help in raising the children.

^ The Master replied, 'They will do; but they are not equal to him, who, though poor, is yet cheerful, and to him, who, though rich, loves the rules of propriety.'

^ The purification and perfection of such knowledge also gave him power to appear before those whom he loved the most, as one who was resurrected from the dead.

.Confucius sought to revive the perfect virtue of Huaxia (Chinese civilization) and the classical properties of the Western Zhou Dynasty to build a great, harmonious and humanistic society.^ In Memphis, the Gospel of Heru according to I-em-hetep began the bases for build the Great Pyramid of Egypt in the Fourth Dynasty.

^ Confucius said, "To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations claims that there are six major civilizations: Chinese, Japanese, Orthodox, Hindu, Western, Islamic.

Contents

Teachings

.In the Analects (論語), Confucius presents himself as a "transmitter who invented nothing".[7] He puts the greatest emphasis on the importance of study,[10][11] and it is the Chinese character for study (or learning) that opens the text.^ One is dazzled and dizzied by the performance of this light-footed Hermes, who glides from ancient Buddhist texts to contemporary philosophical ones, opening up hundreds of possible paths for the renewal of Zen studies.

^ Males who failed to pace themselves were, a study found, at serious risk of collapsing from exhaustion—putting themselves in danger of being eaten by predators.
  • 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 hope you do not do that, for I am learning lots from these forums, but if you do, I will shake the dust from the journey off my feet and move on, a lesson learned from Matthew 10:11-16.
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.In this respect, he is seen by Chinese people as the Greatest Master.^ The Master said of Tsze-ch'an that he had four of the characteristics of a superior man -- in his conduct of himself, he was humble; in serving his superior, he was respectful; in nourishing the people, he was kind; in ordering the people, he was just."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

[12] .Far from trying to build a systematic theory of life and society or establish a formalism of rites, he wanted his disciples to think deeply for themselves and relentlessly study the outside world,[13] mostly through the old scriptures and by relating the moral problems of the present to past political events (like the Annals) or past expressions of feelings by common people and reflective members of the elite, preserved in the poems of the Book of Odes (詩經).^ Shakyamunis disciples naturally revered their Teacher and saw themselves as incapable of attaining anything that approached his state of life.

^ This somehow makes people feel that they have something for God to fix, and that by having problems, they are being tested.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Myself, I have plenty of time to think deeply about things like "why would a creature be compelled to wonder "why" if there is no "why"?
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[14][15]
.In times of division, chaos, and endless wars between feudal states, he wanted to restore the Mandate of Heaven (天命) that could unify the "world" (天下, all under Heaven) and bestow peace and prosperity on the people.^ Bahai's say all faiths lead to God but want all the religion's to come > > under the umbrella of the Bahai faith.
  • SourceWatch article "Bahai Faith" (mentioning legal action against OBF) - talk.religion.bahai | Google Groups 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC groups.google.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With all this talk of love and following of Sam, and being in his club and stating what we believe his wants and desires for us is, this is sure starting to feel like the cult of Sam 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]

^ The year is 2007, and we have all taken time out of our busy lives, and many of us have traveled considerable distance, so that we can strategize about how best to live in a world in which most people believe in an imaginary God.
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[16] .Because his vision of personal and social perfections was framed as a revival of the ordered society of earlier times, Confucius is often considered a great proponent of conservatism, but a closer look at what he proposes often shows that he used (and perhaps twisted) past institutions and rites to push a new political agenda of his own: a revival of a unified royal state, whose rulers would succeed to power on the basis of their moral merits instead of lineage;[17][18] these would be rulers devoted to their people, striving for personal and social perfection.^ A survey showed that nearly a third of young Brazilians did not use a condom the last time they had sex because one was not available or they could not afford one.
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^ His real name, according to Plutarch , was Sphines; and he received the name Klnos among the Greeks because in saluting the persons, he used the word ' Kle '.
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^ However, Haifan Baha'is claim that what they refer to as a "World > > Commonwealth" should not be considered as having any distinct partisan > > political agenda.
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[19] .Such a ruler would spread his own virtues to the people instead of imposing proper behavior with laws and rules.^ It’s true: the rule of treating others as you would want to be treated in their place will ultimately lead to your own happiness.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ If people who prefer not to publicly identify themselves as atheists, instead make a concerted effort to spread that word, fine with 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]

^ God has given npnn such a power that if he kills in anyone’s family they must not be angry but must instead be thanking npnn or else he will be angry that people are not aware of the evil that he has done.

[20]
.One of the deepest teachings of Confucius may have been the superiority of personal exemplification over explicit rules of behavior.^ What is that one act, by accomplishing which with care, a person may become the object of regard with all creatures and acquire great celebrity?
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^ One who may be poor and wearing cheap apparel may be considered 'uncivilized', but still he or she may be the most cultured person.
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^ "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.
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.His moral teachings emphasized self-cultivation, emulation of moral exemplars, and the attainment of skilled judgment rather than knowledge of rules, Confucius's ethics may be considered a type of virtue ethics.^ 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 logic of this argument may be merely pragmatic, and it is conducted in any case at the level of conventional rather than ultimate reality.

^ How does that in and of it self make him more moral, more ethical, more knowledgeable or a better human being then anyone else?
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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]

.His teachings rarely rely on reasoned argument, and ethical ideals and methods are conveyed more indirectly, through allusions, innuendo, and even tautology.^ It is really difficult to even read your whole article when you use trite, emotionally-laden words like "stupidity" as the core reason for your argument.
  • 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]

^ Well I've filtered through your last post to me and it's just more of the same circular reasoning.
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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]

^ But that wisdom becomes less arcane when conveyed through a method of immanent analysis or deconstruction, logically showing the illusoriness of rage and fear themselves.

.This is why his teachings need to be examined and put into proper context in order to be understood.^ Why put someone else's needs above those of your own when there is ultimately no benefit to you and in fact the results are going to harm you?
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^ So why didn't god save the baby, not to teach it a lesson, maybe the parents, if that the case then we have to assume that it was to put them back on the right path to god.
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^ I put forth many of the reasons why atheism is true based on physical reality so they can be examined and evaluated.

[21][22] A good example is found in this famous anecdote:
廄焚。子退朝,曰:“傷人乎?” 不問馬。
.When the stables were burnt down, on returning from court, Confucius said, 'Was anyone hurt?'^ CHAP. XII. The stable being burned down, when he was at court, on his return he said, 'Has any man been hurt?'

^ The stable being burned down, when he was at court, on his return he said, "Has any man been hurt?"
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^ The disciple Zan returning from the court, the Master said to him, "How are you so late?"
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He did not ask about the horses.
Analects X.11, tr. Arthur Waley
.The passage conveys the lesson that by not asking about the horses, Confucius demonstrated that a sage values human beings over property; readers of this lesson are led to reflect on whether their response would follow Confucius's, and to pursue ethical self-improvement if it would not.^ He did not ask about the horses.

^ I used to talk a lot about being one with my fellow human beings and the universe at large.
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^ The Duke of Sheh asked Tsze-lu about Confucius, and Tsze-lu did not answer him.

.Confucius, an exemplar of human excellence, serves as the ultimate model, rather than a deity or a universally true set of abstract principles.^ JB: Ultimately, your belief that rape is wrong is as arbitrary as the fact that we’ve evolved five fingers rather than six.
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^ That is, they operate on the precept that ideas or consciousness precede material reality, rather than on the precept that material reality informs and determines how we humans construct ideas about material reality.
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^ The logic of this argument may be merely pragmatic, and it is conducted in any case at the level of conventional rather than ultimate reality.

.For these reasons, according to many Eastern and Western commentators, Confucius's teaching may be considered a Chinese example of humanism.^ You may have already noticed these links on teaching.bahai.us , but if you haven't, get busy.

^ Of course, we may well wonder whether as many people believe these things as say they do.
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^ Many religions teach that a fertilized human egg should be accorded all the protections of a fully developed human being.

[23]
Perhaps his most famous teaching was the Golden Rule stated in the negative form, often called the Silver Rule:
子貢問曰:“有一言而可以終身行之者乎”?子曰:“其恕乎!己所不欲、勿施於人。”
.Zi gong (a disciple of Confucius) asked: "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"^ There's so much in that one word.
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^ There’s just one life.
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^ So hypothetically (not as an alarmist) I would say that it could affect me personally although there is no way of knowing that until the “honesty” becomes a reality.
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The Master replied: "How about 'shu' [reciprocity]: never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself?"
Analects XV.24, tr. David Hinton
.Confucius's teachings were later turned into an elaborate set of rules and practices by his numerous disciples and followers who organized his teachings into the Analects.^ For someone who has managed to turn away from organized religion to want to create an organization in it's place seems totally bizarre to me.
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^ Jayavarman VII, who ruled over Kamboj in the twelfth century A.D., was first Buddhist but afterwards, he became a follower of Jainism.
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^ The teachings of Islam are set forth in the Qur'an (Koran), which is divided into 114 chapters or surahs.

.In the centuries after his death, Mencius (孟子)[24] and Xun Zi (荀子)[25] both composed important teachings elaborating in different ways on the fundamental ideas associated with Confucius.^ It's the easy way out for her, but where did she get the idea of happy journeys from for him after death?
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^ The idea that Christians have a duty to campaign on climate change is well established in the US. Christians compose 40% of the Republican party and are beginning to say that this is an important issue.
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^ His idea of freedom differs from ours in a similar way.
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.In time, their writings, together with the Analects and other core texts came to constitute the philosophical corpus known in the West as Confucianism.^ Considering Islam came 600 years after Christ, compare the Scriptures from both religions and also other sources of information for the times.
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^ "The philosophical teachings of the Mahāyāna are adumbrated in a new body of literature known as the Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtras or ‘Perfection of Insight’ texts.
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^ One of the core texts of the teaching of emptiness and non-duality is the widely known Heart Sutra, which propagates that teaching throughout the Buddhist world and beyond.

.After more than a thousand years, the scholar Zhu Xi (朱熹) created a very different interpretation of Confucianism which is now called Neo-Confucianism, to distinguish it from the ideas expressed in the Analects.^ I am more than eighty years old—now what?
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ LJ says: "I can tell you subjectively that the love I have for my husband is very very different than the love I have for my brother" .
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^ "My attempts to demonstrate evolution by an experiment carried on for more than 40 years have completely failed.
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Neo-Confucianism held sway in China, Korea, and Vietnam[26] until the 1800s.

Names

.
The tomb of Confucius in Qufu
  • Michele Ruggieri, and other Jesuits after him, while translating Chinese books into Western languages, translated 孔夫子 as Confucius.^ And we know that Jesus exists by reading about Him in the Bible and a few other contemporary books.
    • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have not read any of his other books, which is apparently where the good stuff must be and what made him notable.
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    ^ 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."

    .This Latinised form has since been commonly used in Western countries.
  • In systematic Romanisations:
    • Kǒng Fūzǐ (or Kǒng fū zǐ) in pinyin.
    • K'ung fu-tzu in Wade-Giles (or, less accurately, Kung fu-tze).^ Tsze-fu Ching-po reported the observation to Tsze-kung, who said, 'Let me use the comparison of a house and its encompassing wall.

      ^ Many hope he will use the opportunity to ease Roman Catholic relations with Muslims and Jews, which have been strained since the start of his papacy four years ago.

      ^ Tsze-fu Ching-po reported the observation to Tsze-kung, who said, "Let me use the comparison of a house and its encompassing wall.
      • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

      • Fūzǐ means teacher. .Since it was disrespectful to call the teacher by name according to Chinese culture, he is known as just "Master Kong", or Confucius, even in modern days.
      • The character 'fu' is optional; in modern Chinese he is more often called Kǒng Zi(孔子).
  • His actual name was 孔丘, Kǒng Qiū.^ Instead of just calling me names.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the earlier centuries of Christianity, Epiphany was considered to be more important than Christmas, even by the so-called orthodox church.
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    ^ These striking and beautiful methods are just a part of a complete system of mathematics which is far more systematic than the modern 'system'.
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    Kǒng is a common family name in China.
.(In Wade-Giles translation by D. C. Lau, this name appears as Kung Ch'iu.^ To conceal resentment against a person, and appear friendly with him; -- Tso Ch'iu-ming was ashamed of such conduct.
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^ To conceal resentment against a person, and appear friendly with him;-- Tso Ch'iu-ming was ashamed of such conduct.

)
.
  • His courtesy name was 仲尼, Zhòng Ní.
  • In 1 C.E. (first year of the Yuanshi Era of the Han Dynasty), he was given his first posthumous name: 褒成宣尼公, Lord Bāochéngxūanni, which means "Laudably Declarable Lord Ni."
  • His most popular posthumous names are
    • 至聖先師,Zhìshèngxiānshī, lit.^ The person representing the adamites, anakites, watusi's most people talk about was named Zakar which means the rememberer.

      ^ Yorb myths say that lrun (whose name means "Lord or Owner of the Sky") delegated the task of creating the world to one of his sons, btl.

      ^ People eventually chose as king a popular prince named Nandivardhana who ruled for sixty-five years.
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      "The Most Sage Venerated Late Teacher" (comes from 1530, the ninth year of the Jianing period of the Ming Dynasty);
    • 至聖, Zhìshèng, "the Greatest Sage";
    • 先師, Xiānshī, literally meaning "first teacher". It has been suggested that '先師' can be used, however, to express something like, "the Teacher who assists the wise to their attainment".[27]
  • He is also commonly known as 萬世師表,Wànshìshībiǎo, "Role Model for Teachers through the Ages".

Philosophy

The Dacheng Hall, the main hall of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu
.Although Confucianism is often followed in a religious manner by the Chinese, arguments continue over whether it is a religion.^ When someone makes a cause, by far the greatest component of that cause is its INTENT. For this reason, since followers of other religions MEAN to make good causes through their religious practices, they DO make good causes.

^ In the future if you could formulate your discussions on atheism in a non religious manner -- speak of God as a being in general and not specific to any religion -- I think it would make your arguments more general, rational and unbiased.
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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]

^ You continue to use a lackadaisical argument (and one that is also moot) when you write the following words to a recent post to Timmy: .
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.Confucianism does not lack an afterlife, the texts express simple views concerning Heaven, and is relatively unconcerned with some spiritual matters often considered essential to religious thought, such as the nature of the soul.^ 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).
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^ [Twenty-five female contributors from around the world speak about various topics within the sections of "Body and Soul," "Spiritual Matters," "Biblical Texts," "Gender and Roles," and "Jewish Women Past and Present."
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^ As we consider Christ's position in heaven at the right hand of God, we ought to obey God and set our minds on spiritual things instead of worldly things (Col.
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.Confucius' principles gained wide acceptance primarily because of their basis in common Chinese tradition and belief.^ EC has gained more acceptance throughout Latin America as people ignore traditional Church teachings on sexuality.
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^ Wikipedia says: Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that beliefs should be formed on the basis of science and logic and not be compromised by emotion, authority, tradition, or any dogma.
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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]

^ But the morning-after pill is gaining acceptance in Latin America as people ignore traditional church teachings on sexuality.
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.He championed strong familial loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children (and, according to later interpreters, of husbands by their wives), and the family as a basis for an ideal government.^ Wives are also to respect their husbands.

^ The government has yet to come up with a national policy on family planning, prompting the local governments to adopt their own ordinance according to the local executives' whims.
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^ The breakthrough represented by worship of the Abrahamic God was that of internalizing a previously external form (an idol) and relating the attractor directly to a familial but transcendent (hence genetic) ideal.
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.He expressed the well-known principle, "Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself" (One of the earliest versions of the Golden Rule).^ I can give you a reference if you want one.
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^ What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.'

^ You see yourself as an advantaged one.
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.He also looked nostalgically upon earlier days, and urged the Chinese, particularly those with political power, to model themselves on earlier examples.^ Be wary of religious fundamentalism -- and particularly those brands practiced by super powers.

^ It is therefore a standard that is built upon the might of the majority, or at least those who hold the greatest power, regardless of how ruthless or brutal it is.
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^ I mentioned those earlier, the curse upon the ground, the woman in childbirth, upon the serpent, and death.
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.Because no texts survive that are demonstrably authored by Confucius, and the ideas most closely associated with him were elaborated in writings that accumulated over the period between his death and the foundation of the first Chinese empire in 221 BCE, many scholars are very cautious about attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself.^ There will still be many who will choose monogamy, and others will choose something that is very close to monogamy.
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^ Something no religion will do, primarily because religion is about imposing authority on others.
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^ On the contrary, many Christians today no longer believe in the death penalty because Christ refused to condemn or to stone the woman caught in adultery (cf.

Ethics

.The Confucian theory of ethics as exemplified in (禮) is based on three important conceptual aspects of life: ceremonies associated with sacrifice to ancestors and deities of various types, social and political institutions, and the etiquette of daily behavior.^ Religions, including Atheism, are political organizations that promote the various variations of this theory.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The key is basing ones existence on the 10th life state, Enlightenment, which allows all nine lower life states, such as Hell, to express their enlightened aspect.

^ The reason that women are not actively disenfranchised in their political, commercial, and social life by religion in Britain is that we are fortunate enough to live in a country that is secular.
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was believed by some that originated from the heavens.^ You believe it has some supernatural origin.
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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 believe the Buddhist view is that delusion has always been there, so it's not like Eden where there is some original delusion."
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^ Unless you believe in God or some higher meaning or purpose for our original germline.
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Confucius's view was more nuanced. .His approach stressed the development of through the actions of sage leaders in human history, with less emphasis on its connection with heaven.^ Again, is there a real contradiction between Suzuki’s stress on the ‘ahistorical nature of Zen’ and his explanation of the uniqueness of Zen through its historical development (65)?

^ To establish my argument that we have a crisis in civilization because we have a crisis in religion I will make several points dealing with the themes of tradition, history, religion, and human action .

^ As something to study, on its own merits as a mythology that sheds light on aspects of the human condition through history, religion is enormously useful.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

.His discussions of seem to redefine the term to refer to all actions committed by a person to build the ideal society, rather than those simply conforming with canonical standards of ceremony.^ The quantity we refer to as "atheism" is, in fact, not a quantity at all - rather, it is the very absence of subscription to belief systems that are uniformly ridiculous.
  • 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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^ 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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^ YOU: "Men seem to be able to have X without all the emotional stuff in non-committed relationships, but I argue most women cannot.
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.In the early Confucian tradition, , though still linked to traditional forms of action, came to point towards the balance between maintaining these norms so as to perpetuate an ethical social fabric, and violating them in order to accomplish ethical good.^ In early 19th century Germany, many communities found themselves in conflict between traditional Judaism and the new Reform movement.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Like faded beauties who are blind to their wrinkles, these traditions are oblivious to the mismatch between their self-image and the political and religious realities of contemporary Europe.

^ I submit to you that we have failed to maintain the direct link that existed between us and God through our Heavenly Father Heru.

.These concepts are about doing the proper thing at the proper time, and are connected to the belief that training in the that past sages have devised cultivates in people virtues that include ethical judgment about when must be adapted in light of situational contexts.^ And to get these things you need concepts.
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^ I think that these are things to think about.
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^ These people number about 6152.

In early Confucianism, (義) and are closely linked terms. . can be translated as righteousness, though it may simply mean what is ethically best to do in a certain context.^ But while it may grab a few headlines, some quiet work in the trenches may achieve alot more, even though it may feel less righteous and powerful.
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^ I mean, you're right, things are too complex and may always be well beyond our understanding, but that doesn't preclude the existance of some kind of "god".
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^ Even worse, does this mean that a Zimmi , regardless of his unequal qualification, cannot be appointed to the right position where he would serve his country the best?

The term contrasts with action done out of self-interest. .While pursuing one's own self-interest is not necessarily bad, one would be a better, more righteous person if one based one's life upon following a path designed to enhance the greater good, an outcome of .^ And your own personal one's at that.
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^ "Peace be upon the one who follows the right path!

^ I would be interested in knowing if you have one.
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.This is doing the right thing for the right reason.^ I thought long and hard about it- to be sure I was doing that for the right reasons.

is based upon reciprocity.
Just as action according to should be adapted to conform to the aspiration of adhering to , so is linked to the core value of rén (仁). Rén is the virtue of perfectly fulfilling one's responsibilities toward others, most often translated as "benevolence" or "humaneness"; translator Arthur Waley calls it "Goodness" (with a capital G), and other translations that have been put forth include "authoritativeness" and "selflessness." Confucius's moral system was based upon empathy and understanding others, rather than divinely ordained rules. .To develop one's spontaneous responses of rén so that these could guide action intuitively was even better than living by the rules of .^ Even Peter Huff can do better than that.
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^ He says it better than I ever could.
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^ Compare the above with these: Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it.
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.To cultivate one's attentiveness to rén one used another Confucian version of the Golden Rule: one must always treat others just as one would want others to treat oneself.^ Sometimes used in conjunction with one another.
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^ Treating others the way we want to be treated.
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^ Treating others the way we want to be treated."
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.Virtue, in this Confucian view, is based upon harmony with other people, produced through this type of ethical practice by a growing identification of the interests of self and other.^ I am open to other people's views.
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^ My views are not simply based on asking religious people anything as you claim.
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^ Like many people in Western society, I have an interest in Buddhism, not for its religious claims, but for its practical and life-supporting philosophies and authentic practices.
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In this regard, Confucius articulated an early version of the Golden Rule:
.
  • "What one does not wish for oneself, one ought not to do to anyone else; what one recognises as desirable for oneself, one ought to be willing to grant to others."^ You are the last ones to respect the resolutions and policies of International Law, yet you claim to want to selectively punish anyone else who does the same.
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    ^ But that in itself does not prove that life possesses infinite potential to improve oneself and ones surroundings.

    ^ Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people."
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    (Confucius and Confucianism, Richard Wilhelm)

Politics

.Confucius' political thought is based upon his ethical thought.^ I maintain a respect based upon sentiment for the religion of my birth, even though I disagree with a lot of things, from its sexual ethics to its politics.
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.He argues that the best government is one that rules through "rites" () and people's natural morality, rather than by using bribery and coercion.^ 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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^ Once the URO is created, they predict, it will be given the task of creating a ' New Covenant ' for the planet: "'The URO...will discern the nature of that covenant, and with it the responsibilities, rather than the rights, of planetary citizenship.'
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^ The problem with religion is not that it teaches belief in deity, rather that it doesn't sufficiently use that to teach its believers to be better to other people and to move to higher levels of belief.
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.He explained that this is one of the most important analects: 1. "If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame.^ They were the one's trying to take over the world.
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^ No one is trying to stop sex.
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^ "If they be led by virtue, and uniformity sought to be given them by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of shame, and moreover will become good."
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.If they be led by virtue, and uniformity sought to be given them by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of the shame, and moreover will become good."^ 'It is according to the rules of propriety,' they say.
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^ 'If they be led by virtue, and uniformity sought to be given them by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of shame, and moreover will become good.'

^ "If they be led by virtue, and uniformity sought to be given them by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of shame, and moreover will become good."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.(Translated by James Legge) in the Great Learning (大學).^ Translated by by James Legge Annotation of text copyright 2006 David Trumbull and Patrick McNamara, Boston Leadership Builders .

.This "sense of shame" is an internalisation of duty, where the punishment precedes the evil action, instead of following it in the form of laws as in Legalism.^ If something is good merely because the atheist proclaims it to be good, then if two atheists disagree, the same action could be both good and evil, which conflicts with the law of non-contradiction.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Torture and barbarous actions come when mankind does not follow God's laws and decrees.
  • 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 person fails to guard his senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch, evil sinful thoughts can follow which can lead to shameful words and deeds.

.While he supported the idea of government by an all-powerful sage, ruling as an Emperor, probably because of the chaotic state of China at his time, his ideas contained a number of elements to limit the power of rulers.^ Given the thermal ocean we all swim in, any delicate quantum entanglements that embody a meditative state would wash out in next to no 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]

^ God said unto Osiris, it is the unwritten universal Law which govern that which God has created and those laws rule all that God has created, as God become the very essence of all it has created.

^ Yet, we must do good; the desire to do good is the highest motive power we have, if we know all the time that it is a privilege to help others.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

.He argued for according language with truth; thus honesty was of paramount importance.^ According to the Mahayana ideal, sharing Buddhism with others is of paramount importance.

Even in facial expression, truth must always be represented. .In discussing the relationship between a king and his subject (or a father and his son), he underlined the need to give due respect to superiors.^ And only Jesus , the Son of the Father is the awaited Christ and mediator between you and the Father.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You'll find a discussion of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism in the supplemental [17]Antisemitism reading list.
  • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ This teaching occurs in the Taittiriya Upanishad and forms the subject of a conversation between Varuna and his son.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

.This demanded that the inferior must give advice to his superior if the superior was considered to be taking the wrong course of action.^ In your heart of hearts you are rebelling against your Maker, and unless He gives you a change of heart, one day you will stand before Him and give account for you wrongful actions.
  • 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 know if ye think it was wrong of the girl to take such drastic action.
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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]

.This was built upon a century after Confucius's death by his latter day disciple Mencius, who argued that if the king was not acting like a king, he would lose the Mandate of Heaven and be overthrown.^ Without acts of love or compassion we would not survive one day in this world you claim was created by 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]

^ The old lady died a few days later and the niece stated to the interviewer she hoped her own death would be that peaceful and welcomed.
  • 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'm sure couples visiting this blog who are truly in love with each other would appreciate it fully in the sense that you would like it to be appreciated.
  • 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, tyrannicide is justified because a tyrant is more a thief than a king.^ It will be because another answer fufills the necessary criteria of proof more effectively than dark matter.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no treasure more valuable to kings than that which consists in the selection and assemblage of servants.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore, trust the translations that are more harsh, more illogical, more bloodthirsty and more scientifically erroneous; because these are the more honest translations.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.Other Confucian texts, though celebrating absolute rule by ethical sages, recognise the failings of real rulers in maxims such as, "An oppressive government is more feared than a tiger."^ One is more than the other.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel has for more than 50 years been pushing UN resolutions and rules against the wall with the full support of America.
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^ Human life is much, much more than a fleeting pastiche of existential angst, genital urges, bowel movements and a repetitive succession of other animal functions.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

Some well known Confucian quotes:
.
  • "To know your faults and be able to change is the greatest virtue."
    知錯能改,善莫大焉
  • "What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others."
    己所不欲,勿施於人。
  • "With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my crooked arm for a pillow - is not joy to be found therein?^ I know you think that yours has 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]

    ^ I know you would not wish to do.
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    ^ Have you changed your mind?
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    .Riches and honors acquired through unrighteousness are to me as the floating clouds."

    疏食飲水,曲肱而枕,樂在其中矣。不義而富貴,於我如浮雲。
  • "Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don't."
    知之為知之,不知為不知,是知也.
  • "Reviewing the day's lessons.^ And the worst is that you don't WANT to know.
    • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't know what you are disagreeing with?
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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]

    ^ Don’t you know that I have parents at home?"
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    Isn't it joyful? Friends come from far. Isn't it delightful? .One has never been angry at other's misunderstanding.^ Then you find that you cannot make sense of it; you just continue to make up speculations, one after the other, never arriving at the truth, for what does light have in common with darkness.
    • 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]

    ^ Never fully trust any one English or other non-Arabic translation of the Qur'an.
    • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

    Isn't he a respectable man?"

    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?

Disciples and legacy

.Confucius' disciples and his only grandson, Zisi, continued his philosophical school after his death.^ CHAP. III. The philosopher Tsang being ill, he called to him the disciples of his school, and said, 'Uncover my feet, uncover my hands.

^ The philosopher Tsang being ill, he cared to him the disciples of his school, and said, "Uncover my feet, uncover my hands.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.These efforts spread Confucian ideals to students who then became officials in many of the royal courts in China, thereby giving Confucianism the first wide-scale test of its dogma.^ However, while John the Baptists was a neutron before he became a proton, Jesus started out as a proton who had to learn to develop that same nurturing and mothering love that John the Baptist first has in starting out as a neutron.

^ If people who prefer not to publicly identify themselves as atheists, instead make a concerted effort to spread that word, fine with 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]

^ There are many who admire his stand, and other priests and nuns who quietly give out condoms across the region.
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.While relying heavily on Confucius' ethico-political system, two of his most famous later followers emphasized radically different aspects of his teachings.^ It is reported by the two most reliable collections of Hadith; Bukhari and Muslim.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In some states, notably those Commonwealth of Nations states which follow the Westminster system and whose political systems are derived from British constitutional law, most of the functions of government are guided by constitutional convention rather than by a formal written constitution.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The two most famous poets of this kind were Abu 'Afak; an extremely old and respected poet and Asma bint Marwan; a young mother with the gift of superb verse.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.Mencius (4th century BCE) articulated the innate goodness in human beings as a source of the ethical intuitions that guide people towards rén, , and , while Xun Zi (3rd century BCE) underscored the realistic and materialistic aspects of Confucian thought, stressing that morality was inculcated in society through tradition and in individuals through training.^ "How does that in and of itself make him more moral, more ethical, more knowledgeable or a better human being then anyone else?"
  • 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 complex religion that people developed later, with all its trappings, incorporating the experiences and beliefs of those that came after Buddha, is a human attempt to translate Buddha’s teachings into a basis for society (that was rooted in Hindu traditions) and the life of the ordinary human being who needs images and rituals as part of his life.
  • 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 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]

.This realignment in Confucian thought was parallel to the development of Legalism, which saw filial piety as self-interest and not a useful tool for a ruler to create an effective state.^ He used himself coarse food and drink, but displayed the utmost filial piety towards the spirits.

^ Would you refuse to use a state-of-the-art computer that was incredibly effective because it was invented by a Muslim/Baptist/whatever?
  • 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 he has done before, Camping has used a self-developed 'mathematical system' to torture the Bible into revealing to him that the world will end on May 21, 2011.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

.A disagreement between these two political philosophies came to a head in 223 BCE when the Qin state conquered all of China.^ Perhaps I need to make this distinction again: There are two aspects to what I've discussed in all these posts: 1) emptiness theory and 2) a direct experience of emptiness leading to enlightenment.
  • 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 princes of States on any friendly meeting between two of them, had a stand on which to place their inverted cups.

^ Like faded beauties who are blind to their wrinkles, these traditions are oblivious to the mismatch between their self-image and the political and religious realities of contemporary Europe.

.Li Ssu, Prime Minister of the Qin Dynasty convinced Qin Shi Huang to abandon the Confucians' recommendation of awarding fiefs akin to the Zhou Dynasty before them which he saw as counter to the Legalist idea of centralizing the state around the ruler.^ Indeed, Lenin before he died sought to have Stalin removed from central party and central state leadership, but by then, Lenin had suffered so many strokes that he was very ill.
  • 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 country's Islamic morality police fanned out across budget hotels in central Selangor state before dawn on Jan.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Sha Nnu was the Prime-Minister of Mnasiha, Kachchhavaha ruler of Amber who was deputed as the Governor of Bangadea by Akbar.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

.When the Confucian advisers pressed their point, Li Ssu had many Confucian scholars killed and their books burned - considered a huge blow to the philosophy and Chinese scholarship.^ This story, is reported in the Book of Tabaqat Safiyah was seventeen and very beautiful when Muslims killed her father, husband and many of her relatives.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His name was Nagarjuna, and many modern scholars have found that his philosophy has much in common with Derrida's "deconstruction."
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Flynn, Daniel J., quoting The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (published by Harvard University Press, written by eleven scholars).
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

Under the succeeding Han Dynasty and Tang Dynasty, Confucian ideas gained even more widespread prominence. .Under Wudi, the works of Confucius were made the official imperial philosophy and required reading for civil service examinations in 140 BCE which was continued nearly unbroken until the end of the 19th Century.^ English language by many Europeans since the latter part of the 19th Century A.D. The easiest one to read is called...

^ The Trinity possess similar antecedents in classical philosophy, which they were trying to work out during the initial Councils to established the official orthodox Christianity.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Following the fundamental logical work of 19th century mathematician Gottlob Frege, we pursued analytical philosophy.
  • 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 Moism lost support by the time of the Han, the main philosophical contenders were Legalism, which Confucian thought somewhat absorbed, the teachings of Lao-tzu, whose focus on more mystic ideas kept it from direct conflict with Confucianism, and the new Buddhist religion, which gained acceptance during the Southern and Northern Dynasties era.^ Pratparudradeva was the last great king of the Kkatya dynasty, and he had to submit to the yoke of the Moslems during the Southern raid of Malik Kfur.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If fixated notions of identity acerbated the strife in Northern Ireland, the Buddhist dismantling of such notions could remove the seeds of future conflict.

^ Jainism received great royal support in the South from the various ruling dynasties of the Deccan during this period.
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.During the Song Dynasty, the scholar Zhu Xi (1130-1200 CE) added ideas from Daoism and Buddhism into Confucianism.^ During the Third Dynasty, Ptah brought the Gospel of Heru from Meroe or Napata into the Memphis region in the original language of Heru.

.In his life, Zhu Xi was largely ignored, but not long after his death his ideas became the new orthodox view of what Confucian texts actually meant.^ Some Muslim scholars view the Koran's word and ideas as fixed, others see their job as reconciling modern life with the text by bending the text to fit new circumstances.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Indeed, the whole point of the If ‘text’ is hermeneutic: it is meant to serve as the basis on which various sorts of advice and counsel that is germane to day-to-day life can be identified.

^ Immortality From The Mahabharata Having acquired great power and great wealth, and having obtained a long period of life, how may one succeed in avoiding death?
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

.Modern historians view Zhu Xi as having created something rather different, and call his way of thinking Neo-Confucianism.^ 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]

^ But for Mahâyâna, objectification of anything at all, as when we name or conceive such items as chairs and tables, is a false way of thinking, having at best a provisional, conventional validity.

^ We bring different preconceptions, different ways of thinking, different sense organs, different brains.
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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]

Both Confucian ideas and Confucian-trained officials were relied upon in the Ming Dynasty and even the Yuan Dynasty, although Kublai Khan distrusted handing over provincial control. .In the modern era Confucian movements, such as New Confucianism, still exist but during the Cultural Revolution, Confucianism was frequently attacked by leading figures in the Communist Party of China.^ Physical evidence such as 5,300 original manuscripts confirming the New Testament (Injeel) are still here to read.
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^ It had been actively suppressed in Cuba since the communist revolution - particularly during the 1960's.

^ The central figure in an attempt to supersede Christianity during the French Revolution.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.This was partially a continuation of the condemnations of Confucianism by intellectuals and activists in the early 20th Century as a cause of the ethnocentric close-mindedness and refusal of the Qing Dynasty to modernize that led to the tragedies that befell China in the 19th Century.^ In early 19th century Germany, many communities found themselves in conflict between traditional Judaism and the new Reform movement.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Gay activists condemned the paper as an attack against modern life, freedom and social redemption.
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^ Pope Benedict XVI beatified a woman known as “Mamma Rosa,” who lived in the early 20th century and raised 11 kids.
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In modern times, Asteroid 7853, "Confucius," was named after the Chinese thinker.
.Quote: "Respect yourself and others will respect you."
Quote: "Today I have seen Lao-tzu and can only compare him to the dragon."
^ And you only see the other.
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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]

^ What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.'

^ What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others."
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Memorial ceremony of Confucius

.The Chinese have a tradition of holding spectacular memorial ceremonies of Confucius (祭孔) every year, using ceremonies that supposedly derived from Zhou Li (周禮) as recorded by Confucius, on the date of Confucius' birth.^ Some 55 babies born every year die at birth.
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^ Your magic ingredient is time, millions and billions of years in which there was supposedly no mind around to witness the birth of mind.
  • 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]

^ Starting at 14, an Amhara girl will give birth every year for 15 years and be left with seven surviving children.
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.This tradition was interrupted for several decades in mainland China, where the official stance of the Communist Party and the State was that Confucius and Confucianism represented reactionary feudalist beliefs which held that the subservience of the people to the aristocracy is a part of the natural order.^ 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.

^ The beginning of this decade is when I officially started telling people that I… .
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ There is no problem with atheism--the problem is with the fact that people have a natural tendency to avoid questioning belief, or the assumptions underlying their beliefs.
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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]

.All such ceremonies and rites were therefore banned.^ Such key words as "if/then, therefore, because" all suggest reason and explanation.
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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]

Only after the 1990s, did the ceremony resume. .As it is now considered a veneration of Chinese history and tradition, even Communist Party members may be found in attendance.^ Even church members fear that the Republican party, has overstepped the mark.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We shall honor our history and venerate the Bible as a stepping stone to now, but we shall no longer let ourselves be held in thrall by its doctrines of sin and redemption.
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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]

^ If the husband wants to have sex with his wife he can, even by force - which in the west, and in Christian and Jewish tradition, is considered cruelty and rape.
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.In Taiwan, where the Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) strongly promoted Confucian beliefs in ethics and behavior, the tradition of the memorial ceremony of Confucius (祭孔) is supported by the government and has continued without interruption.^ 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]

^ Confucius said, 'When good government prevails in the empire, ceremonies, music, and punitive military expeditions proceed from the son of Heaven.

^ Papua New Guinea's Catholic Church says a government minister's call for churches to support condom use to combat HIV is asking them to ignore their beliefs.
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.While not a national holiday, it does appear on all printed calendars, much as Father's Day does in the West.^ It appears that, originally, the sacred day of each divinity came round every fifth day, and it is possible that the same sacred day was observed for them all.

^ The idea of the existence of one-eyed Odin/Woden/Wotan All-Father and his horse Sleipner from old Germanic/Norse mythology makes exactly as much sense to me as the existence of your god does.
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^ All nations must do much more to stop and reverse current trends in consumption and pollution.
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Influence in Asia and Europe

"Life and works of Confucius", by Prospero Intorcetta, 1687.
.Confucius's works are studied by many scholars in many other Asian countries, particularly those in the Sinosphere, such as Korea, Japan and Vietnam.^ And at such a time men will seek those countries where wheat and barley form the staple food.
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^ To find enjoyment in the discriminating study of ceremonies and music; to find enjoyment in speaking of the goodness of others; to find enjoyment in having many worthy friends: -- these are advantageous.
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^ It is not Islam, but those who interpret its teachings, that are responsible for many misunderstandings as with other religions.
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.Many of those countries still hold the traditional memorial ceremony every year.^ It is the duty of every Muslim, they hold, to manifest the virtues of Islam so that those who are non-Muslims will convert willingly after discovering its greatness and truth.

^ Baptizing a baby, as many churches erroneously do, may be a sentimental ceremony which human tradition has created, but it is not commanded by Jesus or the apostles.
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^ I do not know which kings and prophets lived in every period ( zaman ) of those years.

.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.
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^ 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.

[29] .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.[30] It is thought that such works had considerable importance 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.^ Many people who find such enlightenment discover that it seems parallel with claims valued and celebrated in some religious traditions.
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^ However, they disagree on whether any contract should be signed with other groups such as communists or atheists.

^ However, some young adults I've worked with recently have had a blast jumping head first into group minsitry.
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[31][32]
.The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes Confucius was a Divine Prophet of God, as was Lao-Tzu and other eminent Chinese personages.^ "Rama, the popular God of Hinduism, had two sons; the Bud-dha had one son; Mahavira, the last prophet of Jainism, had one daughter (if that); Confucius had one son; Lao-tzu, the founder of Taoism, none.
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^ NB you've repeatedly stated in other threads you believe in God.
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^ For Muslims, g ood deeds go on one side of God's ledger, and bad deeds go on the other side.
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Visual portraits

No contemporary painting or sculpture of Confucius survives, and it was apparently only during the Han Dynasty that he was portrayed visually. Carvings often depict his legendary meeting with Laozi. In 2007 a Han dynasty fresco depicting this meeting was found in Dongping County. .Since that time there have been many portraits of Confucius as the ideal philosopher.^ For there are still many things in the Book of Revelation that I will not be able to see clearly until they are drawn near their time of fulfillment.

^ There are, by the way, likely many experiences people are to have if they spend prolonged time in social isolation--loneliness will probably the the most significant experience.
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^ PS: I have said all I needed to say to atheists many times over, so there is nothing to add.
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.In former times it was customary to have a portrait in Confucius Temples; however, during the reign of Emperor Taizu of the Ming dynasty it was decided that the only proper portrait of Confucius should be in the temple in his hometown, Qufu.^ During the time of former president Corazon Aquino, a study was made and everyone agreed at that time that that there was a need for population management.
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^ During their reign, temples were constructed and images were installed in them.
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^ The Jaina temples at unascribed to the eleventh and twelfth centuries, appear to have been built during the reign of the later Paramra kings of Malwa.
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In other temples Confucius is represented by a memorial tablet. In 2006, the China Confucius Foundation commissioned a standard portrait of Confucius based on the Tang dynasty portrait by Wu Daozi.

Home town

.Soon after Confucius' death, Qufu, his hometown in the state of Lu and now in present-day Shandong Province, became a place of devotion and remembrance.^ 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.

^ CHAP. III. Confucius said, 'The revenue of the state has left the ducal House now for five generations.

^ The old lady died a few days later and the niece stated to the interviewer she hoped her own death would be that peaceful and welcomed.
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.It is still a major destination for cultural tourism, and many people visit his grave and the surrounding temples.^ There's still no food on the table and many people still can't find jobs.
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^ In fact it is perplexing to me that billions of people are "religious"---a great majority of the world's population-- and we still have more evil than any god could ever wish for.
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^ In every culture there is a dominant narrative, and in many cases it is constructed by people in power who happen to be men," She said.
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.In pan-China cultures, there are many temples where representations of the Buddha, Laozi and Confucius are found together.^ There was a large black meteor found in the desert which many Arabs believed was sent to them by astral deities.
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^ "Like the goddess Isis , who found and restored all of the lost pieces of her husband, Osiris, many are restoring the unity of all life, bringing together the separate parts of humanity -- different races, religions and cultures."
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^ There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems.
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.There are also many temples dedicated to him, which have been used for Confucianist ceremonies.^ There was also a famous temple at this great twon, dedicated to Mahvra.
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^ And for hourshe was a rich man so there was no need for him to be worried about timethree hours in the morning, three hours in the evening, he was constantly torturing the god of the temple.
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^ 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.
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.In November 1966, during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Qufu Confucian monuments suffered much damage and 6000 artifacts were destroyed.^ Bolelli notes that Lee was at odds with much of Chinese culture, since religious Buddhism and Taoism, plus the rigid moral structures of Confucianism, don't fit with the iconoclastic Jeet Kune Do philosophy.
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[34] The area was later restored.

Descendants

Confucius' descendants were repeatedly identified and honored by successive imperial governments with titles of nobility and official posts. .They were honored with the rank of a marquis thirty-five times since Gaozu of the Han Dynasty, and they were promoted to the rank of duke forty-two times from the Tang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty.^ They lit up all over when we said they could register their kids at the same time--they have five under the age of 10, and filled out cards for all of them.

^ These saintly Judeo-Christian women are still remembered with honor since they paved the way for women to be respected in our Judeo-Christian society today.

^ I like to take time with novels I read; thirty or forty pages, let it sink in, and then come back tomorrow.
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Emperor Xuanzong of Tang first bestowed the title of "Duke Wenxuan" on Kong Suizhi of the 35th generation. In 1055, Emperor Renzong of Song first bestowed the title of "Duke Yansheng" on Kong Zongyuan of the 46th generation.
Despite repeated dynastic change in China, the title of Duke Yansheng was bestowed upon successive generations of descendants until it was abolished by the Nationalist Government in 1935. The last holder of the title, Kung Te-cheng of the 77th generation, was appointed Sacrificial Official to Confucius. .Te-cheng died in October 2008, and his son, Kung Wei-yi, the 78th lineal descendant, had died in 1989. Kung Te-cheng's grandson, Kung Tsui-chang, the 79th lineal descendant, was born in 1975; his great-grandson, Kung Yu-jen, the 80th lineal descendant, was born in Taipei on January 1, 2006. Te-cheng's sister, Kong Demao, lives in mainland China and has written a book about her experiences growing up at the family estate in Qufu.^ CHAP. XII. The Master said, 'Mang Kung-ch'o is more than fit to be chief officer in the families of Chao and Wei, but he is not fit to be great officer to either of the States Tang or Hsieh.'

^ Or do you actually think the Old Testament Books were written after Jesus was born?
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^ If all you're going to talk about are prophecies that are mentioned in a book that, to me, was written by men, then there is no point debating with you.
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.Another sister, Kong Deqi, died as a young woman.^ The man died, (as the legal husband of another woman) five years ago of cancer, aged 48!
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^ The man died, (as the legal husband of another woman) five years ago of cancer, aged 48!"
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[35]
.Confucius's family, the Kongs, has the longest recorded still extant pedigree in the world today.^ Today is the longest day in this part of the world (21 Dec), and I suppose it is the longest night in your part of the world.
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^ The reason that there is still much stability in the world today is because you and your atheist friends keep borrowing from the Christian worldview to keep things civil.
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.The father-to-son family tree, now in its 83rd generation,[36] has been recorded since the death of Confucius.^ The construction of the whole Cenozoic family tree of the horse is therefore a very artificial one, since it is put together from non-equivalent parts."
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^ Since the proximate expression of this process involves generations of fathers and mothers, and since the ideology of monotheism hits hardest here by seeking to regulate births, marriages and deaths, I call this divinity Goof, without wishing to take a stand on monotheism.
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^ 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.'

.According to the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee, he has 2 million known and registered descendants, and there are an estimated 3 million in all.^ Rummel estimates 38.5 million people killed in all the wars and civil wars throughout the twentieth century.
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^ An animal, whether human or otherwise, that kills another animal is not “evil”; it is acting according to all that there is; its own will.
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^ Or is there is something up, above, beyond and separate from the atheist to which the atheist must adhere—does the atheist have to act according to an ethical standard that is outside of the individual, in which case the atheist is not all sufficient and in fact, obeys a higher standard than the individual (or a group of individuals known as a society ).
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[37] Of these, several tens of thousands live outside of China.[37] .In the 1300s, a Kong descendant went to Korea, where an estimated 34,000 descendants of Confucius live today.^ The descendants of these Ancient Egyptians are living throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, today, particularly in the nations of Ghana, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire.

[37] One of the main lineages fled from the Kong ancestral home in Qufu during the Chinese Civil War in the 1940s, and eventually settled in Taiwan.[35]
.Because of the huge interest in the Confucius family tree, there was a project in China to test the DNA of known family members.^ It is known from the inscription that the Jaina residents of the place had organised themselves and constituted a representative council of twenty-four members to look after their interest.
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^ It defines family planning to be a systematic and consistent planning of the family wherein members are happy because they worship Allah of good health, better education and stable income.
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^ There are three branches of the ilhra family known to history.
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[38] .Among other things, this would allow scientists to identify a common Y chromosome in male descendants of Confucius.^ The punishment also required that the descendants of Cain would have to establish the kingdom of Heru among other races of people other than their own.

^ We often hear others cursing our ancestors in ways the Chinese, the Lebanese and the British > would never allow.

^ Other conflicts have been defused with the sides making a "dramatic decision" to renounce violence and enter into a period of calm that would allow an accord, Lieberman said.
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.If the descent were truly unbroken, father-to-son, since Confucius's lifetime, the males in the family would all have the same Y chromosome as their direct male ancestor, with slight mutations due to the passage of time.^ There is no distinction between rich and poor, male and female, ugly and beautiful, kin and stranger – to all we direct the same energy of goodwill in the moment of encounter.

^ Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
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^ As well as saints it is indeed the source of many a great families wealth in all countries through the law of primogeniture where the first born son inherits all including the transferred soul of his father.
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[39] However, in 2009, the family authorities decided not to agree to DNA testing.[40] .Bryan Sykes, professor of genetics at Oxford University, understands this decision: "The Confucius family tree has an enormous cultural significance,” he said.^ CHAP. I. Confucius said of the head of the Chi family, who had eight rows of pantomimes in his area, 'If he can bear to do this, what may he not bear to do?'

^ All that we now understand about the physical universe, the world of biology and the great amorphous domain of culture can be transformed almost beyond recognition with amazing speed.
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^ Chapter 3 Confucius said of the head of the Chi family, who had eight rows of pantomimes in his area, "If he can bear to do this, what may he not bear to do?"
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“It’s not just a scientific question."[40] .The DNA testing was originally proposed to add new members, many of whose family record books were lost during 20th-century upheavals, to the Confucian family tree.^ In early 19th century Germany, many communities found themselves in conflict between traditional Judaism and the new Reform movement.
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^ Many of the attacks are carried out by family members to protect the family's "honour."
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^ "The family trees which adorn our text books are based on inference, however reasonable, not the evidence of fossils."
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[41]
The fifth and most recent edition of the Confucius genealogy was printed by the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee (CGCC). .It was unveiled in a ceremony at Qufu on September 24, 2009.[42][43] Women are now included for the first time.^ Jainism in the Kotah State : Jainism was prevalent in very early times in the region now included in the Kotah State.
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^ Srasenas ruled over the region now included in Bharatpur state from the 6th century to the 12th century A.D. Jainism developed much here at this time.
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^ September 24, 2006 Chicago Tribune Church Bars Raped Women From Pill.
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[44]

See also

References

  1. ^ More commonly abbreviated to Chinese: 孔子; pinyin: Kǒngzǐ; see Names section
  2. ^ http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/confucius/
  3. ^ http://www.google.com/search?q=confucius&hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&sa=X&tbo=p&tbs=tl:1,tll:551BC,tlh:551BC&ei=utUTS5GsHYuPtgev8dGsCQ&oi=toolbelt_timeline_result&resnum=2&ct=timeline-date&ved=0CCYQzQEwAQ
  4. ^ Ban 111, vol.56
  5. ^ Gao 2003
  6. ^ Chen 2003
  7. ^ a b The Analects 479 BCE - 221 BCE, VII.1
  8. ^ Kang 1958
  9. ^ http://www.dignubia.org/maps/ct_popup.php?ct_date=551bce&ct_civ=china
  10. ^ Chien 1978, pp. 117-120
  11. ^ The Analects 479 BCE - 221 BCE, I.1
  12. ^ Gu 1658, vol. 51, sec. 9
  13. ^ The Analects 479 BCE - 221 BCE, III.3; VI.13 and XVII.11
  14. ^ The Analects 479 BCE - 221 BCE, XIII.5; XVII.9
  15. ^ The Analects 479 BCE - 221 BCE, VI.25
  16. ^ The Analects 479 BCE - 221 BCE, XVI.2
  17. ^ The Analects 479 BCE - 221 BCE, XIV.9
  18. ^ Zhang 2002, p. 208
  19. ^ The Analects 479 BCE - 221 BCE, VI.24 and 30; XIV.16 and 17
  20. ^ The Analects 479 BCE - 221 BCE, II.20; XII.19
  21. ^ Derrida 1983, p. 63
  22. ^ Du 2005
  23. ^ Lee 1995, pp. 1-3
  24. ^ Legge 1895
  25. ^ Xun 325 BCE - 238 BCE
  26. ^ Li 2005
  27. ^ Zhang 1988, p. 76
  28. ^ This quote has been attributed by some scholars to a later student of Confucius as an attempt to create a meeting between Confucius and Lao-tzu which may never have occurred.
  29. ^ 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
  30. ^ "Windows into China", John Parker, p.25
  31. ^ "Windows into China", John Parker, p.25, ISBN 0890730504
  32. ^ "The Eastern origins of Western civilization", John Hobson, p194-195, ISBN 0521547245
  33. ^ Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge & Truth
  34. ^ Wang Liang, "The Confucius Temple Tragedy of the Cultural Revolution," in Thomas A. Wilson, ed., On Sacred Grounds, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002).
  35. ^ a b Kong Demao, The House of Confucius (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1988).
  36. ^ Confucius family tree revision ends with 2 mln descendants
  37. ^ a b c Updated Confucius family tree has two million members
  38. ^ DNA test to clear up Confucius confusion
  39. ^ DNA Testing Adopted to Identify Confucius Descendants
  40. ^ a b Inheriting Confucius
  41. ^ Confucius descendents say DNA testing plan lacks wisdom
  42. ^ "Confucius' Family Tree Recorded biggest". Chinadaily.com.cn. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-09/24/content_8733256.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  43. ^ "New Confucius Genealogy out next year". China Internet Information Center. 2008. http://www.china.org.cn/china/features/content_16696029.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01. "With a history of over 2,500 years covering more than 80 generations, and the longest family tree in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, the fifth edition of the Confucius Genealogy will be printed in several volumes in 2009, according to an organizer of the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee (CGCC)." 
  44. ^ Confucius family tree to record female kin
  • "Windows into China", John Parker, ISBN 0890730504
  • "The Eastern origins of Western civilization", John Hobson, ISBN 0521547245

Further reading

  • Chin, Annping (2007). The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics. New York: Scribner. ISBN 0-74-324618-7.
  • Clements, Jonathan (2004). Confucius: A Biography. Stroud: Sutton. ISBN 978-0-7509-4775-6.
  • Confucius. (1997). Lun yu, (In English The Analects of Confucius). Translation and notes by Simon Leys. .New York: W.W. Norton.^ Robert Jastrow, 'God and the Astronomers' (New York: W. W. Norton, 1978), 116 .
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    ISBN 0-393-04019-4.
  • Confucius. (2003). Confucius: Analects—With Selections from Traditional Commentaries. Translated by E. Slingerland. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing. (Original work published c. 551–479 BCE) ISBN 0-87220-635-1.
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  • Herrlee Glessner Creel (1949).^ Edition: Wadsworth Publishing Co, 1997.
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    ^ Danbury, CT: Grolier Publishing Co., 1996 [ a well-nuanced presentation of issues, proceeding through the stages of a womans life from childhood to later years ].

    ^ Macmillan Publishing Co, New York, 1980.
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    Confucius and the Chinese Way. (Reprinted numerous times by various publishers.)
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  • Van Norden, B.W., ed. (2001). Confucius and the Analects: New Essays. .New York: Oxford University Press.^ Reconstructionist Press, New York.
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    ^ The Rabbi Jacob Joseph School Press, New York.
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  • Confucius appears as one of the main characters in Gore Vidal's Creation (novel).^ Sam Harris seems to be a heroic character from one of Ayn Rand's Novels.
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    The book gives a very sympathetic and human portrait of him and his times.

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^ You are not answering may question.
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^ I see you are still hedging the questions.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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      ^ 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.
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      .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.
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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.
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      ^ (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.
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      ^ 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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      ^ The Master said, "Yu, shall I teach you what knowledge is?
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      ^ What is one to think of Tsang's knowledge and understanding?"
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      .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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      ^ Are you suggesting that there is no more evidence to be discovered for things that we don't know about?
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      ^ 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.
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      ^ 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?"
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      ^ '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.
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      ^ 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.
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      ^ 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?
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      .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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      ^ 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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      ^ 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.
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      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.
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^ 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.
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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.
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      ^ Your brain can not even contain that thought.
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      ^ 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.
        • 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]

        ^ And good luck to you in meeting His expectations on your own merit.
        • 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]

        ^ Are you following your own advice?
        • 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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  • 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.
.
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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.'CONFUCIUS' [K`ung tsze] (550 or 55 1 -47 8 B.C.), the famous sage of China.^ I believe that Confucius, China's first Sage, is the Master of Life whose teachings embody the most profound understanding of Earth and Heaven, and that Mencius is China's Second Sage.
  • 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]

^ Ware, James R. The Sayings of Confucius: The Teachings of China's Greatest Sage.
  • 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]

^ FOUNDER: Supreme Sage K'ung-fu-tsu (Confucius) and Second Sage Meng-tzu (Mencius).
  • 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 order to understand the events of his life and the influence of his opinions, we must endeavour to get some impression of the China that existed in his time, in the 5th and 6th centuries B.C. The dynasty of Chow, the third which within historic time had ruled the country, lasting from 1122 to 256 B.C., had passed its zenith, and its kings no longer held the sceptre with a firm grasp.^ The country was ruled by Hellenistic dynasties.
  • ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.solhaam.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Life will no longer be supported.
  • 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 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]

The territory under their sway was not a sixth part of the present empire. .For thirteen years of his life Confucius wandered about from state to state, seeking rest and patrons; but his journeyings were confined within the modern provinces of Ho-nan and Shantung, and the borders of Chih-li and Hu-peh.^ 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.

^ The UN states that over thirty percent of the world's population will have serious and persistent water shortages within fifty years.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I talked about PEAR to a friend with a PhD in math and computer science a few years back and he said that if they what they had found was true, he'd have to change his life.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

.Within the China of the Chow dynasty there might be a population, in Confucius's time, of from io,000,000 to 15,000,000. We read frequently, in the classical books, of the " ten thousand states " in which the people were distributed, but that is merely a grand exaggeration.^ I’ve read the book several times.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam Harris: For instance, the Mormons think Jesus is going toreturn to earth and administer his Thousand years of Peace, at leastpart of the time, from the state of Missouri.
  • 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 Pentateuch states the Ten Commandments, the social laws and the social system laws and states in religious language the effects when people either follow or else reject these laws.
  • ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.solhaam.org [Source type: Original source]

.In what has been called, though erroneously, as we shall see, Confucius's History of his own Times, we find only 13 states of note, and the number of all the states, large and small, which can be brought together from it, and the much more extensive supplement to it by Tso K`iu-ming, not much posterior to the sage, is under 150. Chow was a feudal kingdom.^ But we are all much more 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]

^ "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; 'and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.'

^ 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]

The lords of the different territories belonged to five orders of nobility, corresponding closely to the dukes, marquises, earls, counts and barons of feudal Europe. .The theory of the constitution required that the princes, on every fresh succession, should receive investiture from the king, and thereafter appear at his court at stated times.^ "From one man [Adam] He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live."
  • 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 he was in the prince's ancestral temple, or in the court, he spoke minutely on every point, but cautiously.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Abdu'l-Bahá stated that temporarily, local Houses of Justice should be called local spiritual assemblies so that no one would confuse them with a court or political body.
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They paid to him annually certain specified tributes, and might be called out with their military levies at any time in his service.^ Till they are again called out for an emergency!

^ Since npnn is the name of the god as well as the name of the illness, people are reluctant to call the god by the name npnn because calling him by that name might be an invitation of both god and illness.

^ Shankaracharya told him that had he said, "The Vedas are true and they will protect me", he would have come out unhurt.
  • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]

A feudal kingdom was sure to be a prey to disorder unless there were energy and ability in the character and administration of the sovereign; and Confucius has sketched, in the work referred to above, the Annals of Lu, his native state, for 242 years, from 722 to 481 B.C., which might almost be summed up in the words: " In those days there was no king in China, and every prince did what was right in his own eyes." In 1770 B.C. a northern horde had plundered the capital, which was then in the present department of Si-gan, Shen-si, and killed the king, whose son withdrew across the Ho and established himself in a new centre, near the present city of Lo-yang in Ho-nan; but from that time the prestige of Chow was gone. .Its representatives continued for four centuries and a half with the title of king, but they were less powerful than several of their feudatories.^ They want to influence and power their belief into the forefront of thinking and yet are unwilling to provide an answer as to why it is true other than personal preference.
  • 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]

^ These other "brands" of worldviews are significantly less probematic than "atheist" because they state a positive content, a set of "beliefs", values etc.
  • 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 I said, Sam's words resonated with me as they resonated with more than half of the posters on this thread.
  • 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 Annals of Lu, enlarged by Tso K`iu-ming so as to embrace the history of the kingdom generally, are as full of life and interest as the pages of Froissart.^ To conceal resentment against a person, and appear friendly with him; -- Tso Ch'iu-ming was ashamed of such conduct.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ CHAP. XXIV. The Master said, 'Fine words, an insinuating appearance, and excessive respect;-- Tso Ch'iu-ming was ashamed of them.

^ The Master said, "Fine words, an insinuating appearance, and excessive respect; -- Tso Ch'iu-ming was ashamed of them.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Feats of arms, great battles, heroic virtues, devoted friendships and atrocious crimes make the chronicles of China in the 5th, 6th and 7th centuries before the birth of Christ as attractive as those of France and England in the 14th and some other centuries after it.^ His life and deeds were prophesied with great accuracy centuries before His birth.

^ Again the statement in the late Buddhist chronicle, Mahavansa, that among the Buddhists who came to the dedication of a great Stupa in Ceylon in the second century B.C., "were over thirty thousand monks from the vicinity of Alassada, the capital of the Yona country" is taken to prove that long before the time of Christ, Alexandria in Egypt was the centre of flourishing Buddhist communities.
  • http://www.mb-soft.com/believe/txo/buddhism.htm 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.mb-soft.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thousands of the Hebrew Old Testament manuscript copies are still available for textual criticism, ranging in age from the second century B.C. (Before Christ) to the eleventh century A.D. (After Christ).
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.There was in China in the former period more of literary culture and of many arts of civilization than there was in Europe in the latter.^ Finally a quote from Tennyson: "There is more faith in honest doubt than in half the creeds I do 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]

^ It has been seen from the eighteenth of the Books of Kwang-dze what affinities there were between Toism and the Indian system; and there can be no doubt that the introduction of the latter into China did more than anything else to affect the development of the Toistic system.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ Me: "I will agree there is some "delusion" in marriage but overall marriage is more problematic than delusional" .
  • 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]

Not only the royal court, but every feudal court had its historiographers and musicians. Institutions of an educational character abounded. .There were ancient histories and poems, and codes of laws, and books of ceremonies.^ He authored numerous books and in-depth articles on Islam history, culture, heritage and laws.

^ There again, what are you talking about as ancient Jewish literature - the Old Testament or other Jewish books?
  • 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 this point a common objection is raised to the effect that two people disagreeing proves that there is no absolute ethic (standard, moral law, moral code, etc.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

Yet the period was one of widespread suffering and degeneracy. .While the general government was feeble, disorganization was at work in each particular state.^ Protestant work ethic and a distaste for government-funded social services—make conservatives more generous than liberals.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In particular, the formal constitution often confers wide discretionary powers to the head of state which in practice are used only on the advice of the head of government.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The charges were: The Baha'i Faith is not really a religion; The Baha'i Faith is atheistic, denies religion in general, and Islam in particular; The Baha'i Faith is an enemy of Islam; The Baha'i Faith is an enemy of the government, it is political, subversive and revolutionary in character.

Three things must be kept in mind when we compare feudal China with feudal Europe. .First, we must take into account the long duration of the time through which the central authority was devoid of vigour.^ It takes into account only the will of the husband.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first prince to bring the family into prominence was Prolarja, one of whose records is dated 1117-18 A.D. He distinguished himself in warfare against the Western Chlukyas and ruled for a long time.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Riding through the streets of the city he saw for the first time in his life, a lame person, a sick person, a dead body and an ascetic.
  • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]

.For about five centuries state was left to contend with state, and clan with clan in the several states.^ CHAP. III. Confucius said, 'The revenue of the state has left the ducal House now for five generations.

^ Confucius said, "The revenue of the state has left the ducal house now for five generations.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Overall, in the twentieth century its membership grew roughly fifty fold, from about 100,000 in 1900 to about five million in 2000.
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The result was chronic misrule, and misery to the masses of the people, with frequent famines. .Secondly, we must take into account the institution of polygamy, with the low status assigned to woman and the many restraints put upon her.^ It takes into account only the will of the husband.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I was referring to your repeated complaint that I was not taking into account the fact that women can't separate X from love as easily as men.
  • 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 state: “Many Hollywood dramas put the big sex scene during psychic lows in the story....” .
  • 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 the ancient poems, indeed, there are a few pieces which are true love songs, and express a high appreciation of the virtue of their subjects; but there are many more which tell a different tale.^ That is true, but, while there are differences, there are also common elements.
  • Islam 101 - Jihad Watch 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Song of Songs: A love poem.
  • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I have much more thinking and research to do on the subject before I have a good idea if there's anything to what I am saying.
  • 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 intrigues, quarrels, murders and grossnesses that grew out of this social condition it is difficult to conceive, and would be impossible to detail.^ Apparently, political conservatives think that it would result in lives/a world of chaos and absence of order and political liberals conceive operating out of a fear of emptiness.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are other gross contrasts that would take a little work to bring out concerning a bodily resurrection.
  • 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]

.Thirdly, we must take into account the absence of strong and definite religious beliefs, properly so called, which has always been a characteristic of the Chinese people.^ It takes into account only the will of the husband.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So I understand criticizing people's religious beliefs.
  • 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]

^ Controversial, selective, and polemical account of Jesuit's impact on European studies in the 17th century and early 20th century Chinese views of so-called "Confucianism."
  • 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]

.We are little troubled, of course, with heresies, and are not shocked by the outbreaks of theological zeal; but where thought as well as action does not reach beyond the limits of earth and time, we do not find man in his best estate.^ When I say that the best that could describe my line of thought is skepticism that also does not mean that I am a true skeptic as a categorization.
  • 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]

^ And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But it does make sense that man of that time invented 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]

.We miss the graces and consolations of faith; we have human efforts and ambitions, but they are unimpregnated with divine impulses and heavenly aspirings.^ In proclaiming them to be dogmas, the Church merely emphasized their importance to the Faith and affirmed that they are, in truth, part and parcel of divine revelation.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Catholic Church 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ He sought this power that they might forever have faith in the knowledge of eternal life given to humanity by our African ancestors.

^ But it does mean that they can become 'gods' by grace even as they remain creatures of a human nature.'"
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.Confucius appeared, according to Mencius, one of his most distinguished followers (371-288 B.C.), at a crisis in the nation's history.^ Consider, for instance, the following claims of Bolaji Idowu, one of the most cited scholars on Yorb theology: .

^ The crucifixion continued until Heru, the Heavenly Father of all humankind, became one of the most obscure figures in both Egyptian and world history.

^ He says each one has a nation that is vanguard, deeply committed to its religion and history.

." The world," he says, " had fallen into decay, and right principles had disappeared.^ Cardinal Renato Martino, criticized the policy, saying it represented a betrayal of ensuring human rights around the world.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'd just like to see a world where, instead of saying "I am a Buddhist", people say, "I am practicing Buddhist meditation and I'm really into Buddhist philosophy.
  • 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]

^ Death, disease, decay, guilt, condemnation had entered the perfect, pristine world with Adams action, and at that point he was no longer perfect, he had fallen.
  • 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]

Perverse discourses and oppressive deeds were waxen rife. .Ministers murdered their rulers and sons their fathers.^ 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]

^ 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]

^ 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]

Confucius was frightened by what he saw, - and he undertook the work of reformation." .The sage was born, according to the historian Sze-ma Chien, in the year 550 B.C.; according to Kung-yang and Kuh-liang, two earlier commentators on his Annals of Lu, in 551; but all three agree in the month and day assigned to his birth, which took place in winter.^ The two schools agreed to the merger earlier this year.
  • 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]

^ According to him, he had written a major statement as early as 1943 on self-actualizing people, but it took seven years for him to get enough courage to print it.
  • MASLOW AND TAOISM: A COMPARATIVE STUDY 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC psychodrama.dapcmi.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 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.

.His clan name was Kung, and Confucius is merely the latinized form of Kung Fu-tze, meaning " the philosopher or master K`ung."^ 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.

^ In this speech of Confucius we have, I believe, the origin of the name Lo-dze, as applied to the master of Toism.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ Hogen, the name of my Master, Zen Master Hogen means, "Master of the Tao" .
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

.He was a native of the state of Lu, a part of the modern Shan-tung, embracing the present department of Yen-chow and other portions of the province.^ 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.

^ Part of reading with understanding is entertaining the propositions presented sufficiently seriously to give the impression to a casual observer of having embraced the truth of those propositions.
  • 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]

^ An initiative by the US state department to create a women's network in the Middle East so that women can learn from each other is a positive move.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Lu had a great name among the other states of Chow, its marquises being descended from the duke of Chow, the legislator and consolidator of the dynasty which had been founded by his father and brother, the famous kings Wan and Wu.^ Ju Yuan advised the king and spoke on his behalf to representatives of other states.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given for men by which we must be saved."
  • 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]

^ And I care about people being insulting to others with baseless accusations in the name of science or atheism.
  • 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's own ancestry is traced up, through the sovereigns of the previous dynasty of Shang, to Hwang-ti, whose figure looms out through the mists of fable in prehistoric times.^ I can use my own reasoning abilities and those of others to help me figure this out.
  • 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]

^ PS. Gad, I have not had time yet to go through your previous posts.
  • 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 when it's the foundation of religious or spiritual faith, we're out of balance, way up there in our own head, not grounded in natural reality.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

.A scion of the house of Shang, the surname of which was Tze, was invested by King Wu-Wang with the dukedom of Sung in the present province of Ho-nan.^ In the present district of Ling-po, Shan Ku, province of Ho-nan.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ The prince married a daughter of the house of WU, of the same surname with himself, and called her, -- 'The elder Tsze of Wu.'
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The prince married a daughter of the house of Wu, of the same surname with himself, and called her,-- "The elder Tsze of Wu."

.There, in the Tze line, towards the end of the 8th century B.C., we find a Kung Kia, whose posterity, according to the rules for the dropping of surnames, became the Kung clan.^ Before these rules of logic and association were introduced, the law seems to have been decided according to the Pentateuch and in line with its intent.
  • ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.solhaam.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The last 2,000 years of history, the history of the Church and the nations which converted themselves to Christ as nations, legislated and ruled according to his Gospel and the magisterium of the Church became unique civilizations whose influence is still experienced.
  • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Chahamnas, claiming descent from the Agnikula Rajputs, became independent in Ajmer towards the end of the ninth century A.D. Different branches of the Chahamnas ruled over different parts of Rajasthan such as kambhar, Ranthambhor, Nol, Jlor and Chandrvat of the several branches of the clan, the most important was that of kambhar or Sambhar.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

He was a high officer of loyalty and probity, and unfortunately for himself had a wife of extraordinary beauty. .Hwa Tuh, another high officer of the duchy, that he might get this lady into his possession, brought about the death of Kung Kia, and was carrying his prize in a carriage to his own palace, when she strangled herself on the way.^ Finally, the fourth Noble Truth is that a way exists through which this cessation can be brought about: the practice of the noble Eightfold Path.
  • http://www.mb-soft.com/believe/txo/buddhism.htm 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.mb-soft.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Kung-hsi Hwa said, "Yu asked whether he should carry immediately into practice what he heard, and you said, 'There are your father and elder brothers to be consulted.'
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ A high officer asked Tsze-kung, saying, "May we not say that your Master is a sage?
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The Kung family, however, became reduced, and by-and-by its chief representative moved from Sung to Lu, where in the early part of the 6th century we meet with Shuh-liang Heih, the father of Confucius, as commandant of the district of Tsow, and an officer renowned for his feats of strength and daring.^ CHAP. XII. The Master said, 'Mang Kung-ch'o is more than fit to be chief officer in the families of Chao and Wei, but he is not fit to be great officer to either of the States Tang or Hsieh.'

^ When Chung-kung became steward to the Chi Family, he asked about government.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tzu-lu said to the teacher, "I am concerned that the Chi family has been greatly disturbed by what Kung-po Liao has said.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

.There was thus no grander lineage in China than that of Confucius; and on all his progenitors, since the throne of Shang passed from their line, with perhaps one exception, he could look back with complacency.^ Once there was no imagination, so imagining could not be imagined.
  • 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 truth in it at all.
  • 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]

^ This is definitely not because no one has looked for them.

.He was the son of Heih's old age.^ Dhavala renounced the world in his old age after having placed his son Balaprasda on the throne.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

.That officer, when over seventy years, and having already nine daughters and one son, because that son was a cripple, sought an alliance with a gentleman of the Yen clan, who had three daughters.^ A thousand two hundred and threescore days (1,260) is approximately three and one half years, which is approximately the number of years that Jesus preached his Gospel in Palestine before he was crucified by the Romans, who invaded Palestine in the order of Babylon.

^ CHAP. XII. The Master said, 'It is not easy to find a man who has learned for three years without coming to be good.'

^ The chief god of Muhammad's tribe was one of the three sister goddesses called al-Uzza, the youngest of the three daughters of the pre-Islamic Allah and the patron goddess of Mecca.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.The father submitted to them Heih's application, saying that, though he was old and austere, he was of most illustrious descent, and they need have no misgivings about him.^ And so they care about him, too.

^ Christ Himself is the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father except by Him (John 14:6).

^ 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."
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

Ching-tsai, the youngest of the three, observed that it was for their father to decide in the case. ." You shall marry him then," said the father, and accordingly she became the bride of the old man, and in the next year the mother of the sage.^ My mother died when I was 8 years old.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Aisha said, "The Apostle of Allah married me when I was seven years old."
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Master said, "You are not equal to him.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

It is one of the undesigned coincidences which confirm the credibility of Confucius's history, that his favourite disciple was a scion of the Yen clan.
.Heih died in the child's third year, leaving his family in straitened circumstances.^ Muhammad dies June 8, 632 A.D. in Medina In the third month of the eleventh year of Hijra, M u hammad fell sick and layed in the house of his wife Ayisha in Medina.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They had one child, a boy named Ahmad who died the year he was born (1843).
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is not till a child is three years old that it is allowed to leave the arms of its parents.

.Long afterwards, when Confucius was complimented on his acquaintance with many arts, he accounted for it on the ground of the poverty of his youth, which obliged him to acquire a knowledge of matters belonging to a mean condition.^ Lao said, "The Master said, 'Having no official employment, I acquired many arts.'"
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ "Void" does not mean empty of people but that everyone guards their duties, while "full" does not mean many people but that they are involved in inconsequential (branch-tip) matters.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The man whose mind is pure is competent to tread the path of knowledge, and to him comes knowledge; and thus (indirectly) the religion of Works forms also a means to the Supreme Bliss.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

.When he was five or six, people took notice of his fondness for playing with his companions at setting out sacrifices, and at postures of ceremony.^ Almost half of the current six billion people are under the age of twenty-five and entering their reproductive years.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In persecution, the Church reaches out with love and power to the Jewish people, proclaims to them the message of salvation and makes sacrifices for them.
  • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He noticed this time that the English businessmen took a play from the Scottish lads and only purchased one ticket and the Scottish lads did not purchase any.
  • 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 tells us himself that at fifteen his mind was set on learning; and at nineteen, according to the ancient and modern practice in China in regard to early unions, he was married, - his wife being from his ancestral state of Sung.^ According to the four Pattavalis 219 , Bhadalapura is in Malwa, while the fifth Paval tells us more corrcetly, that it was in the South.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is said that there are enlightened beings among us, but unless you are enlightened yourself, you can't tell.
  • 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]

^ PS: Thanks immensely for the wise thoughts regarding older women being like wine and the mind set of men who look for trophy daughters and granddaughters as their sexual partners.
  • 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]

.A son, the only one, so far as we know, that he ever had, was born in the following year; but he had subsequently two daughters.^ "Rama, the popular God of Hinduism, had two sons; the Bud-dha had one son; Mahavira, the last prophet of Jainism, had one daughter (if that); Confucius had one son; Lao-tzu, the founder of Taoism, none.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
  • 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]

^ We can have it only one of two ways; either there is an ID or there is chance.
  • 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]

Immediately after his marriage we find him employed under the chief of the Ki clan to whose jurisdiction the district of Tsow belonged, first as keeper of stores, and then as superintendent of parks and herds. .Mencius says that he undertook such mean offices because of his poverty, and distinguished himself by the efficiency with which he discharged them, without any attempt to become rich.^ The Atheist does not say "there is no god," but he says "I know not what you mean by god; I am without idea of god; the word god is to me a sound conveying no clear or distinct affirmation.

^ We know that God exists, because He revealed Himself :) You cannot just throw statements without any basis.
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ More life force means you can apply more energy to the job without becoming depleted over time.

.In his twenty-second year Confucius commenced his labours as a teacher.^ Akbar's relations with Jaina teachers lasted for at least twenty years from 1578 to 1597 A.D. inclusive.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

.He did so at first, probably, in a humble way; but a school, not of boys to be taught the elements of learning, but of young and inquiring spirits who wished to be instructed in the principles of right conduct and government, gradually gathered round him.^ Tsze-chang asked Confucius, saying, "In what way should a person in authority act in order that he may conduct government properly?"
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Gov does not have this right, and the first amendment states the government does not have this right, and even a 3rd grader can read the words and determine 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]

^ Tsze-lu then inquired of Chieh-ni, who said to him, 'Who are you, sir?'

.He accepted the substantial aid of his disciples; but he rejected none who could give him even the smallest fee, and he would retain none who did not show earnestness and capacity.^ Then you could reject him.
  • 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]

^ A survey showed that nearly a third of young Brazilians did not use a condom the last time they had sex because one was not available or they could not afford one.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Master said, "I would not have him to act with me, who will unarmed attack a tiger, or cross a river without a boat, dying without any regret.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

" When I have presented," he said, " one corner of a subject, and the pupil cannot of himself make out the other three, I do not repeat my lesson." Two years after, his mother died, and he buried her in the same grave with his father. .Some idea of what his future life was likely to be was already present to his mind.^ That is, if my mind isn’t distracted by ideas of what life means, not clouded by desires to get the things I think are meaningful… then there’s nothing separating me from just-now experience.
  • Does Atheism Make Life Meaningless? | Unreasonable Faith 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC unreasonablefaith.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By the use of incantations or mantras he can reach the necessary concentration or acquiescence of mind, thus keeping to one idea for some considerable period of time.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

^ Believe me, some of us have quite a different idea of romance and cannot be convinced that cheating spouses is what makes life exciting.
  • 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 was not the custom of antiquity to raise any tumulus over graves, but Confucius resolved to innovate in the matter. .He would be travelling, he said, to all quarters of the kingdom, and must therefore have a mound by which to recognize his parents' resting-place.^ "All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: The virgin..."
  • 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, 'Kwan Chung acted as prime minister to the Duke Hwan, made him leader of all the princes, and united and rectified the whole kingdom.

^ YOU: "As I've said above, if you are omniscient, you would be aware of everything, and everything is always changing, so therefore the omniscient awareness is constantly aware of EVERYTHING that is new, which is all of existence--it's new each moment."
  • 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 returned home from the interment alone, having left his disciples to complete this work.^ The Arab physician, witnessing this fiasco, shakes his head in disbelief and remarks in a deadpan way: "I returned home, having learned of their medicine what I did not know before."

^ The point of singularity and the event horizon all rest in the peace of having fulfilled the Works of God and left only peace, and an equal distribution of power.

^ This work was completed by Guabhadra's disciple Lokasena in the reign of Kisha II. Lokasena's patron was Lokditya who was Governor of Bnkpura in Vanars under that Rshrakta king.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

.They were long in rejoining him, and had then to tell him that they had been detained by a heavy fall of rain, which threw down the first product of their labour.^ If anyone would like to acquire humility, I can, I think, tell him the first step.
  • 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]

^ Sam spoke of the absurdity and pitfalls of the atheist label in his very first book, long before anyone had ever heard of him.
  • 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 have these people (Christians) going about a short while after Jesus is crucified telling everyone that they have seen Him risen from the dead.
  • 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 burst into tears, and exclaimed, " Ah! they did not raise mounds over their graves in antiquity." His affection for the memory of his mother and dissatisfaction with his own innovation on ancient customs thus blended together; and we can sympathize with his tears. .For the regular period of 27 months, commonly spoken of as three years, he observed all the rules of mourning.^ And the three years' mourning is universally observed throughout the empire.

^ Ramzan is the ninth month of the Muslim year in which fast is observed from sunrise to sunset.

^ What did all the people do for 3000 years before they were told what happened and what the rules were........
  • 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 they were over he allowed five more days to elapse before he would take his lute, of which he had been devotedly fond, in his hands.^ If you were convicted of multiple crimes but the Judge offered you forgiveness, would you take it before showing up for trial?
  • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So I would encourage you this day to Embrace that Cross, take it up and continue to Follow Christ.
  • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The awful truth is that Arabs ravaged Africa for more than 1000 years before Europeans ever got their hands on black slaves.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.He played, but when he tried to sing to the accompaniment of the instrument, his feelings overcame him.^ 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]

^ CHAP. XXXI. 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.

.For some years after this our information about Confucius is scanty.^ If we manage to survive as a species (or as a species that evolves from our line) for another 20,000 years, the science knowledge that we have today will seem primitive, and in the dark, about some very profound 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]

^ Unless you can show me there is some relevance to it in our lives today or in the next 500 years.
  • 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]

^ Erdogan said some media, which he did not name, were spreading false information about the Gaza offensive.
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

.Hints, indeed, occur of his devotion to the study of music and of ancient history; and we can perceive that his character was more and more appreciated by the principal men of Lu.^ It actually frees me to make my own purpose, whether it be to study music or devote myself to my job.
  • 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]

^ Muslim women are more likely than men to appreciate Western democracy.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is better attested to than any other work of ancient history as to its number of copies and the time since since the actual events occurred.
  • 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 had passed his thirtieth year when, as he tells us, " he stood firm " in his convictions on all the subjects to the learning of which he had bent his mind fifteen years before.^ The Master said, 'At fifteen, I had my mind bent on learning.

^ He tells us that the philosopher had been a curator of the Royal Library of Ku, and that, mourning over the decadence of the dynasty, he wished to withdraw from the world, and proceeded to the pass or defile of Hsien-ku[1], .
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ Why not forgo Christmas presents this year and tell the kids you're all sending that money to Africa.
  • 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 517 B.C. two scions of one of the principal houses in Lu joined the company of his disciples in consequence of the dying command of its chief; and being furnished with the means by the marquis of the state, he made a visit with them to the capital of the kingdom.^ The Master said, "Tsang Wan kept a large tortoise in a house, on the capitals of the pillars of which he had hills made, and with representations of duckweed on the small pillars above the beams supporting the rafters.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm sure I have made the error myself, trying to slip in a sermon or two without meaning to.
  • 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 he examined the treasures of the royal library, and studied the music which was found in its highest style at the court.^ CHAP. XIV. The Master said, 'I returned from Wei to Lu, and then the music was reformed, and the pieces in the Royal songs and Praise songs all found their proper places.'

^ Abortion is illegal , but a 2006 study found that there were about 473,000 a year, which accounts for about a third of women with unwanted pregnancies.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the Atharva Veda, there is a hymn in which a description is found of the beginingless and endless stambha and it is this stambha that gives place to Shivalinga and is raised to the highest Godhead.
  • Hindu Wisdom - Symbolism in Hinduism 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinduwisdom.info [Source type: Original source]

There, too, according to Sze-ma Chien, he had several interviews with Lao-tsze, the father of Taoism. .It is characteristic of the two men that the latter, a transcendental dreamer, appears to have thought little of his visitor, while Confucius, an inquiring thinker, was profoundly impressed with him.^ CHAP. X. Confucius said, 'The superior man has nine things which are subjects with him of thoughtful consideration.

^ Confucius pursued him and said, “I thought you were a ghost, but now I see, Sir, that you are a man.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the prince called him to employ him in the reception of a visitor, his countenance appeared to change, and his legs to move forward with difficulty.

.On his return to Lu, in the same year, that state fell into great History of his life. disorder.^ Tsze-lu said, 'If you had the conduct of the armies of a great State, whom would you have to act with you?'

^ This decision was 'for reasons of state': the Báb had not led these uprisings (he had been in prison in Chihriq for the past two years), but his existence was felt to fuel disorder.
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One way is to return to the chthonic by way of drumming, dancing, and entering into the irrational processes that have been native ways of ritual and wisdom for tens of thousands of years.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

The marquis was worsted in a struggle with his ministers, and fled to the neighbouring state of Ts`i. .Thither also went Confucius, for he would not countenance by his presence the men who had driven their ruler away.^ But I do not believe that one who is easygoing with himself as well as with others would function well as a ruler.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 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.

^ "Men of devout faith during this time I taught people about Nento Buddha and others saying that I would end all sufferings and pass away.

.He was accompanied by many of his disciples; and as they passed by the Tai Mountain, an incident occurred which may be narrated as a specimen of the way in which he communicated to them his lessons.^ Christian communities have been programmed this way, and this is a very valid point to understanding why so many people use this justification for their actions.
  • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It was considered a privilege for non-Muslims to dwell within the abode of Islam and they were considered less than full citizens in many ways, including special taxation.
  • Medieval Judaism 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.lightplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thus, I believe that many of the observations and critiques below—focussed as they are on pre-1997 writings—may be still relevant and useful to today’s dialogue.
  • 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]

The attention of the travellers was arrested by a woman weeping and wailing at a grave. .The sage stopped, and sent one of his followers to ask the reason of her grief.^ We are told that the rich and powerful would not follow Jesus when he asked them to return to God by keeping the social laws, when he asked them to stop oppressing and exploiting those in need.
  • ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.solhaam.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After the battle, he sent his followers to look for the corpse of Abu Jahal, one of the Meccans who had criticized him openly.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet the establishment today still presents Hillel as one of the wisest of the sages and maintains that the law follows his teachings.
  • ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.solhaam.org [Source type: Original source]

" My husband's father," said she, " was killed here by a tiger, and my husband also, and now my son has met the same fate." Being asked why she did not leave so fatal a spot, she replied that there was there no oppressive government. ." Remember this," said Confucius to his disciples, " remember this, my children, oppressive government is fiercer and more feared than a tiger."^ 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]

^ As a Muslim , it is my duty,” said a mother of two, “to sacrifice my life for oppressed Palestinian children .” .
  • Islam (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Pachauri said that solar and wind power provided more jobs per $1 million invested than coal.
  • 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]

He did not find in Ts`i a home to his liking. The marquis of the state was puzzled how to treat him. .The teacher was not a man of rank, and yet the prince felt that he ought to give him more honour than rank could claim.^ 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]

^ 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]

^ What could be more humbling and sublime 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]

Some counsellors of the court spoke of him as " impracticable and conceited, with a thousand peculiarities." .It was proposed to assign to him a considerable revenue, but he would not accept it while his counsels were not followed.^ Jesus did warn us that false prophets (Muhammad) with false Gospels (Qur'an) would follow Him, and try to deceive many.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those holding the dialogic view would argue that their proposals follow these historical patterns and are within the tradition.
  • Medieval Judaism 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.lightplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Master said, "In an act of parricide or regicide, they would not follow him."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

Dissatisfactions ensued, and he went back to Lu.
.There for fifteen more years he continued in private life, prosecuting his studies, and receiving many accessions to his disciples.^ I understand the heavy importance placed upon procreation in the bible -- more people = more god followers, but there are too many people and if we continue to multiply in such large numbers we will destroy our planet with overconsumption.
  • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Michael Shermer stated that his study of evolution was, “far more enlightening and transcendent, spiritual, than anything I had experienced in seven years of being a born again Christian.” 8 .
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A few studies do not prove anything but can indicate there may be something worth investigating and learning more 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]

.He had a difficult part to play with the different parties in the state, but he adroitly kept himself aloof from them all; and at last, in his fifty-second year, he was made chief magistrate of the city of Chung-tu.^ And this is a significantly different situation than that of the last billion or so years.
  • 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 the new economy or covenant that was made with all peoples, those who are trusting in themselves will suffer the second death spoken of in the book of Revelations.
  • 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 $30.8 million they raised means they will be able to fund all of the Associated's local educational, cultural and assistance programs at the same levels this year as last.
  • 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 marvellous reformation, we are told, forthwith ensued in the manners of the people; and the marquis, a younger brother of the one that fled to Ts`i and died there, called him to higher office.^ By and by people started also calling him Balaji.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ There is no higher standard for him.
  • 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 and we are not Him.
  • 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 was finally appointed minister of crime, - and there was an end of crime. .Two of his disciples at the same time obtained influential positions in the two most powerful clans of the state, and co-operated with him.^ This time state and Church are on the same side.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Logically you have agreed on your last post that two contradictory statements cannot both be true at the same time and in the same 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]

^ Logically you have agreed on your last post that two contradictory statements cannot both be true at the same time and in the same 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]

.He signalized his vigour by the punishment of a great officer and in negotiations with the state of Ts`i.^ "An SS officer stated, 'What was uppermost in my mind at that time was that shootings were a great strain on the men involved and that strain would be removed by the use of the gas-vans.'"
  • 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 subsidiary ministers of the great officers hold in their grasp the orders of the state, as a rule, the cases will be few in which they do not lose their power in three generations.

^ Coming to another state, he said, 'They are here like our great officer, Ch'ui,' and left it.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.He laboured to restore to the marquis his proper authority, and as an important step to that end, to dismantle the fortified cities where the great chiefs of clans maintained themselves like the barons of feudal Europe.^ The great city of Valabh was an important centre of Jainism.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Across Europe news of the bravery of Knights — outnumbered five to one or more — rang like a great tocsin.

^ Catholicism and Mormonism have expelled some dissidents and liberal scholars, and taken various steps to maintain the authority of its leadership and the perceived integrity of its teachings.
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

For a couple of years he seemed to be master of the situation. " He strengthened the ruler," it is said, " and repressed the barons. A transforming government went abroad. Dishonesty and dissoluteness hid their heads. .Loyalty and good faith became the characteristics of the men, and chastity and docility those of the women.^ Those manifestoes are published by the mercy of Y Hwang Shang T that men and women may be led to repent of their faults and make atonement for their crimes.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ Both moderate and fundamentalist Muslims ascribe that men normally enjoy lustful thoughts, and that women must be appropriately dressed so as not to arouse those passions in men.

^ Needless to say, I have enjoyed the conversation but there is a good reason that those who study gender differences claim that women are from Venus and men are from Mars.
  • 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 was the idol of the people, and flew in songs through their mouths." The sky of bright promise was soon overcast. .The marquis of Ts`i and his advisers saw that if Confucius were allowed to prosecute his course, the influence of Lu would become supreme throughout the kingdom, and Ts`i would be the first to suffer.^ Of course, if we did allow for a more organic transfer, they would still become uniquely ours (I certainly do not subscribe to the perennialist notion that Buddhism is a set of eternal, unchanging principles that are transferred intact throughout the centuries from country to country).
  • 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]

^ For example, if God was, then God would be omnipotent and loving; loving means not allowing any pain, evil, or suffering and so either God is not loving or is not omnipotent and if God is neither loving and/or omnipotent then God is not (various likewise examples could be concocted).
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps had we done that we would have stopped the alien religions at the shore, but we are the world's first humanists and we allowed others to come with their goods and their gods.

A large company of beautiful women, trained in music and dancing, and a troop of fine horses, were sent to Lu. The bait took; the women were welcomed, and the sage was neglected. The marquis forgot the lessons of the master, and yielded supinely to the fascinations of the harem. Confucius felt that he must leave the state. .The neglect of the marquis to send round, according to rule, among the ministers portions of the flesh after a great sacrifice, furnished a plausible reason for leaving the court.^ When the subsidiary ministers of the great officers hold in their grasp the orders of the state, as a rule the cases will be few in which they do not lose their power in three generations.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ "What is called a great minister, is one who serves his prince according to what is right, and when he finds he cannot do so, retires.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Confucius replied, "A prince should employ his minister according to according to the rules of propriety; ministers should serve their prince with faithfulness."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.He withdrew, though very unwillingly and slowly, hoping that a change would come over the marquis and his counsellors, and a message of recall be sent to him.^ There is proof in changed lives that come from the preaching of the message.
  • 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]

^ Life comes from God, and the hope for eternal life rests completely in him (1 Tim.
  • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What would have us tell our children, you ain't got no hope in hell of ever having everlasting love so just take what you can get when it comes along.
  • 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 no such message came; and he went forth in his fifty-sixth year to a weary period of wandering among various states.^ The UN states that over thirty percent of the world's population will have serious and persistent water shortages within fifty years.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Determinism does not predict the future, every point in time is determined by what came before it, the point in time where you decide to get married is determined by what came before it, in ten years if you decide to stay married or get divorced is determined by all the came before it, so on and so forth.
  • 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]

^ Fifty years from now a lot we consider mysterious will shown to be just as perfectly understandable and no doubt with just as much still seemingly mysterious.
  • 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]

.A disciple once asked Confucius what he would consider the first thing to be done, if intrusted with the government of a state.^ What will you consider the first thing to be done?"
  • 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?'

^ Lin Fang asked what was the first thing to be attended to in ceremonies.

His reply was, " The rectification of names." .When told that such a thing was wide of the mark, he held to it, and indeed his whole social and political system was wrapped up in the saying.^ But most people, having not find a metaphisical self, say there is no such 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]

^ If the experience can not be achieved without "believing it" first, then I would be very suspicious of the person who told you about such 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]

^ If we tolerate this, we are being badly used, such congregations’ majority political leanings toward liberal indeed being abused, for manipulation by President Obama.

.He had told the marquis of Ts`i that good govern ment obtained when the ruler was ruler, and the minister minister; when the father was father, and the son 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.'

^ 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]

^ His father's minister Sos, elder son of Ratnapla (Kalha) was the Nagaraseha, and his younger brother Kishditya (Kanha) was the Chief Minister and Senpati.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

.Society, he considered, was an ordinance of heaven, and was made up of five relationships - ruler and subject, husband and wife, father and son, elder brothers and younger, and friends.^ 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]

^ He recently moved from the North East of England with his wife and young son up to Shetland.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

.There was rule on the one side of the first four, and submission on the other.^ What about you, are you ignoring the ones on the other side of the coin?
  • 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 plain simply truth is that you can't, and the best you can say is that I have to make myself believe there is a god first and then there will be one.
  • 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 country was first ruled over by contemporary kings, who were at war with each other.

.The rule should be in righteousness and benevolence; the submission in righteousness and sincerity.^ The Rule of Righteousness (Mahabharata) One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe that man is master of his own life and fate, free to conduct himself as he will, and that he should cultivate qualities of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and sincerity.
  • 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]

.Between friends the mutual promotion of virtue should be the guiding principle.^ The disciples of Tsze-hsia asked Tsze-chang about the principles that should characterize mutual intercourse.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.It was true that the duties of the several relations were being continually violated by the passions of men, and the social state had become an anarchy.^ So until you have some better evidence of this claim, I will continue to state that I am being completely honest, when I am being completely honest.
  • 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 says in his sixty-first chapter, 'What makes a state great is its being like a low-lying, down-flowing stream;--it becomes the .
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ "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]

.But Confucius had confidence in the preponderating goodness of human nature, and in the power of example in superiors.^ I believe that human nature is inherently good, and evil is an unnatural condition arising from inharmony.
  • 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]

^ Give examples of some activity that serves no purpose, both in nature and in just human activity.
  • 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]

^ Queen) was a good example, but does it really impinge on the neutrality of policymaking or the nature of the public sphere?
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

" Not more surely," he said, " does the grass bend before the wind than the masses yield to the will of those above them." Given the model ruler, and the model people would forthwith appear. .And he himself could make the model ruler.^ Muhammad is also insidiously making himself seem very kind for having spared the lives of the prisoners, when in fact he only let them live so he could get more money from the Ransom for them.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.He could tell the princes of the states what they ought to be; and he could point them to examples of perfect virtue in former times, - to the sage founders of their own dynasty; to the sage Tang, who had founded the previous dynasty of Shang; to the sage Yu, who first established a hereditary kingdom in China; and to the greater sages still who lived in a more distant golden age.^ He calls it 'the age of Perfect Virtue.'
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ We would still be living in the Dark Ages.

^ They could not have been more turned off.
  • 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]

.With his own lessons and those patterns, any ruler of his day, who would listen to him, might reform and renovate his own state, and his influence would break forth beyond its limits till the face of the whole kingdom should be filled with a multitudinous relation-keeping, well-fed, happy people.^ A national State might have arisen, but a people who had been culturally creative would have disappeared.
  • 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 relation can there be between this people and Him Who is the Countenance of Glory?

^ That 85% would be people who should not get married.
  • 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 any ruler," he once said, " would submit to me as his director for twelve months, I should accomplish something considerable; and in three years I should attain the realization of my hopes."^ In three years, the government would be perfected.'

^ I honestly hope that happens and then we really would have something to talk 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]

^ CHAP. X. The Master said, 'If there were (any of the princes) who would employ me, in the course of twelve months, I should have done something considerable.

Such were the ideas, the dreams of Confucius. But he had not been able to get the ruler of his native state to listen to him. His sage counsels had melted away before the glance of beauty and the pomps of life.
His professed disciples amounted to 3000, and among them were between 70 and 80 whom he described as " scholars of extraordinary ability." .The most attached of them were seldom long away from him.^ His relative index says that right is whatever he can get away with, and as long as there is no one to witness his actions, you are not going to stop him.
  • 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 stood or sat His disciples. reverently by his side, watched the minutest particulars of his conduct, studied under his direction the ancient history, poetry and rites of their country, and treasured up every syllable which dropped from his lips.^ They generally look upon the history and traditions of another country as there own while those of their own country, which incidentally are bound up largely with Hinduism are for them either "infidel" or "pagan"!
  • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One day during meditation, Tendo Nyojo shouted at a sleeping monk, "When you study under a Master, you must drop body and mind!"
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ "The Ewe people were therefore not only established in the region of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, they were also established in Ancient Egypt and their story was part of Ancient Egyptian history, literature, and folklore.

.They have told us how he never shot at a bird perching nor fished with a net, the creatures not having in such a case a fair chance for their lives; how he conducted himself in court and among villagers; how he ate his food, and lay in his bed, and sat in his carriage; how he rose up before the old man and the mourner; how he changed countenance when it thundered, and when he saw a grand display of viands at a feast.^ They told me the odds, and the realistic chance that I had.
  • 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 can your knowledge change in such a case?
  • 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]

^ Tsze-chang asked how a man should conduct himself, so as to be everywhere appreciated.

.He was free and unreserved in his intercourse with them, and was hurt once when they seemed to think that he kept back some of his doctrines from them.^ Some people seem to know what they mean by it and even succeed in deriving wise sayings from that purported knowledge.
  • 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 think most people from the Judeo-Christian tradition posit, even if they're not aware of it, some permanent aspect of that "soul" that goes on, that is unchanging somehow.
  • 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 often observe that once someone has a bunch of people to talk to who think like they do, or sometimes when they feel it is their purpose to object and dissent the popular mindset, they have approached having some goal in life, even if that’s futile too.
  • Does Atheism Make Life Meaningless? | Unreasonable Faith 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC unreasonablefaith.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Several of them were men of mark among the statesmen of the time, and it is the highest testimony to the character of Confucius that he inspired them with feelings of admiration and reverence.^ As early as the time of Confucius there were recluses in the country, men who had withdrawn from the world, disgusted with its .
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ Say: They are but signs to mark fixed periods of time in (the affairs of) men, and for Pilgrimage.

^ The cleric, who is the highest official of religious law, told the delegates that converting people to Islam was the ultimate goal of dialogue, a point he made several times.
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was they who set the example of speaking of him as the greatest of mortal men; it was they who struck the first notes of that paean which has gone on resounding to the present day.^ Could it be that they first requested him for his ration card?

^ Maybe his witnesses (the men traveling with him) can back up his story, let's see what they saw.
  • 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]

^ And then the people who have gone a little further than that, they don't believe in "God", but they still believe there must be some "unknowable" "something" out there.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

.Confucius was in his fifty-sixth year when he left Lu; and thirteen years elapsed ere he returned to it.^ He was thus rather more than fifty years older than Confucius.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

.In this period were comprised his travels among the different states, when he hoped, and ever hoped in vain, to meet with some prince who would accept him as his counsellor, and initiate a government that should become the centre of a universal reformation.^ The University: Reform if you would preserve.

^ The old lady died a few days later and the niece stated to the interviewer she hoped her own death would be that peaceful and welcomed.
  • 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 for Shakyamuni to suddenly tell them that there is no fundamental difference between a Buddha and an ordinary person that ordinary persons can and should become Buddhas would have been too much for them to believe and understand, without preparation.

.Several of the princes were willing to entertain and support him; but for all that he could say, they would not change their ways.^ Could be, was all I could think tae say.
  • 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 love him for saying all 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]

^ Why do they all say this?

.His first refuge was in Wei, a part of the present Ho-nan, the marquis of which received him kindly; but he was a weak man, ruled by his wife, a woman notorious for her accomplishments and wickedness.^ Like Adam & Eve, the Serpent first tempts the woman: It was Muhammad's wife that convinced Muhammad that what he received in the cave was from God.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Again Lindajean, the Bible confirms over and over again that the man/woman without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God for they are foolishness to him/her.
  • 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]

^ Chi K'ang having sent him a present of physic, he bowed and received it, saying, "I do not know it.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.In attempting to pass from Wei to another state, Confucius was set upon by a mob, which mistook him for an officer who had made himself hated by his oppressive deeds.^ Exd 4:11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth?
  • 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]

^ Those who follow him are merciful to one another, but ruthless to unbelievers" Surah 48:29.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The only comment I made was 'Sam Harris who slams Islam and theists' as part of a larger argument which was stated as a fact not an inflammatory or derogatory remark.
  • 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 himself was perfectly calm amid the danger, though his followers were filled with alarm. .They were obliged, however, to retrace their way to Wei, and he wander- ings. had there to appear before the marchioness, who wished to see how a sage looked.^ There is no boasting on our part before God, but thankfulness in His mercy to us who deserve His justice for doing what is wrong in His sight.
  • 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 these four works have since perished, but there they were in the Imperial Library before .
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ I was concerned that things were not as they appeared to be and there were some additional points of contention Timmy was wrestling with.
  • 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 was a screen between them at the interview, such as the present regentempresses of China use in giving audience to their ministers; but Tze-lu, one of his principal disciples, was indignant that the master should have demeaned himself to be near such a woman, and to pacify him Confucius swore an oath appealing to Heaven to reject him if he had acted improperly.^ Only then can one reject him.
  • 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 being very ill, Tsze-lu wished the disciples to act as ministers to him.

^ The Master said, "I would not have him to act with me, who will unarmed attack a tiger, or cross a river without a boat, dying without any regret.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

Soon afterwards he left the state.
.Twice again, during his protracted wanderings, he was placed in imminent peril, but he manifested the same fearlessness, and expressed his confidence in the protection of Heaven till his course should be run.^ Tzu-yu said, "Ceremonial mourning should end when grief has run its course."
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

.On one of the occasions he and his company were in danger of perishing from want, and the courage of even Tze-lu gave way.^ It is quite easy to sympathize with the student and understand why he/she doesn't listen, I have even found myself wanting to hide under something on several occasions when watching a teacher berate one of students.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Buddhism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: Original source]

^ YOU: "God can not be omniscient, and want his creation to believe in him, and have even one member of his creation doubt his existence for even a second."
  • 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 can not be omniscient, and want his creation to believe in him, and have even one member of his creation doubt his existence for even a second.
  • 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]

." Has the superior man, indeed, to endure in this way?"^ He is a superior man indeed.'

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

^ The Master made no reply; but when Nan-kung Kwo went out, he said, 'A superior man indeed is this!

he asked. ." The superior man may have to endure want," was the reply, " but he is still the superior man.^ May the superior man be a partisan also?
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [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.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Still I said if that's the case then explain the "firmament", you replied that my knowledge of the bible showed a "young sophistication" and didn't want to talk to me anymore.
  • 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 small man in the same circumstances loses his self-command." .While travelling about, Confucius repeatedly came across recluses, - a class of men who had retired from the world in disgust.^ As early as the time of Confucius there were recluses in the country, men who had withdrawn from the world, disgusted with its .
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ The men who have retired to privacy from the world have been Po-i, Shu-ch'i, Yuchung, I-yi, Chu-chang, Hui of Liu-hsia, and Shao-lien.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In recalling a recent discussion with a friend, he spoke about the days when people had to travel across the country without using maps or GPS systems.
  • 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]

.That there was such a class gives us a striking glimpse into the character of the age.^ One of my college professors, Dr. Cary Mills, once asked the class did any of us think that there was intelligent life in the universe.

^ That locks us into a conceptual framework – yesterday was such and such; tomorrow will be such and such – which seemingly offers stability.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ [Both burst into laughter] Khaleda Begum: Save us from such questions.

.Scholarly, and of good principles, they had given up the conflict with the vices and disorder that prevailed.^ This principle of abrogation, known as "Naskh" is based on the fact that the Qur'an was given to (or made up by) Muhammad in a period of over 20 years.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By accepting the wager, they have (perhaps implicitly) given up these important traits.

^ "If they be led by virtue, and uniformity sought to be given them by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of shame, and moreover will become good."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.But they did not understand the sage, and felt a contempt for him struggling on against the tide, and always hoping against hope.^ He did not say, however, that in 1993 the method of measuring sea-level rise had switched from tide-gages to satellite altimetry against a reference geoid.
  • 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]

^ Why did they burn him alive?

^ They too did the same, all of them, press themselves flat against a wall.
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Christianity | Jewcy.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

We get a fine idea of him from his encounters with them. .Once he was looking about for a ford, and sent Tze-lu to ask a man who was at work in a neighbouring field where it was.^ Tsze-lu asked about government.

^ Tzu-lu then asked about the dead.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The teacher asked Tzu-lu if he had ever heard the six sayings about the six hidden consequences.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

.The man was a recluse, and having found that his questioner was a disciple of Confucius, he said to him: " Disorder in a swelling flood spreads over the kingdom, and no one is able to repress it.^ Confucius sat with him, and questioned him.

^ The Master said, 'He is no disciple of mine.

^ The teacher said, "No one understands me."
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

.Than follow a master who withdraws from one ruler and another that will not take his advice, had you not better follow those who withdraw from the world altogether?"^ 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]

^ Kalipada was one of those wayward souls who were saved by the Master.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

^ Rather than follow one who merely withdraws from this one and that one, had you not better follow those who have withdrawn from the world altogether?"
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.With these words he resumed his hoe, and would give no information about the ford.^ Myself, I have plenty of time to think deeply about things like "why would a creature be compelled to wonder "why" if there is no "why"?
  • 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 guess I was naive to think you would try to tone your inflammatory words about him knowing that we have been through all of this---been there and done that--to no satisfaction on my part 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]

^ If you feel these words are true but believe that you just can't get it, I would ask that you to feel your effortless awareness and question the assumption behind the belief that there is something to get.
  • 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]

.Tze-lu went back, and reported what the man had said to the master, who observed: " It is impossible to withdraw from the world, and associate with birds and beasts that have no affinity with us.^ The Master said, "See what a man does.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Master said, 'He is no disciple of mine.

^ The master laughed and said, "Who can say?
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

With whom should I associate but with suffering men? The disorder that prevails is what requires my efforts. .If right principles ruled through the kingdom, there would be no necessity for me to change its state."^ "When right principles prevail in the kingdom, there will be no discussions among the common people."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ 'When right principles prevail in the kingdom, there will be no discussions among the common people.'

^ Otherwise there would be no choice.
  • 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]

We must recognize in those words a brave heart and a noble sympathy. .Confucius would not abandon the cause of the people.^ 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?

^ Unfortunately, if someone explained the road to Tao by speaking in the way of Confucius or Socrates, people would just ignore him or worse, even spit on the speaker!

^ People do not want to abandon their communities, and would rather belong to their "clubs" and have other people think they are foolish than abandon their club.
  • 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 would hold on his way to the end. .Defeated he might be, but he would be true to his humane and righteous mission.^ Would a true and righteous God do this ?
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was a human that originally disobeyed God and a Human would have to be found perfectly righteous in His sight to restore the relationship.
  • 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]

^ Thursday's discovery that a man's ability to marry another man is a most fundamental human right means that we are the moral equivalent of defeated ex-Nazis?

It was in his sixty-ninth year, 483 B.C., that Confucius returned to Lu. .One of his disciples, who had remained in the state, had been successful in the command of a military expedition, and told the prime minister that he had learned his skill in war from the master, - urging his recall, and that thereafter mean persons should not be allowed to come between the ruler and him.^ A person who does this will be successful.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Master said, "Ch'iu is retiring and slow; therefore I urged him forward.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ But I do not believe that one who is easygoing with himself as well as with others would function well as a ruler.
  • The Analects of Confucius - Sayings of Confucius - Confucius - Confucius quotes 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.johnworldpeace.com [Source type: Original source]

.The state was now in the hands of the son of the marquis whose neglect had driven the sage away; but Confucius would not again take office.^ CHAP. III. Confucius said, 'The revenue of the state has left the ducal House now for five generations.

^ Confucius said, "The revenue of the state has left the ducal house now for five generations.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Chi K'ang, distressed about the number of thieves in the state, inquired of Confucius how to do away with them.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Only a few years remained to him, and he devoted them to the completion of his literary tasks, and the delivery of his lessons to his disciples.^ She was experiencing difficulties in her life; I had only met her a few years before then.

^ It seems bazaar that intelligent life would have first evolved only a few hundred million years ago after an eternity of existence.
  • 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 we are completely unaware that the only reason we behave the way we do is because we are copying god morals even though we don't believe in him?
  • 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 next year was marked by the death of his son, which he bore with equanimity. .His wife had died many years before, and it jars upon us to read how he then commanded the young man to hush his lamentations of sorrow.^ It's been dragging us down for many, many years.
  • 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 other couple that comes to mind is an Aussie one: The man was eighty two years old and his wife eighty years old when I met 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]

^ How many times do you have to call man flawed, and for me to agree with you before you notice that God made a faulty product?
  • 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]

.We like him better when he mourned, as has been related, for his own mother.^ Did ye know the Ruskies claim him as their own, even say he sounds better in Russian!
  • 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 Adam had lived 130 years, he had another son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.
  • 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]

^ See, where 'mid work of his own hand he lies, Fretted by sallies of his mother's kisses, With light upon him from his father's eyes!
  • 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 not true, however, as has often been said, that he had divorced his wife before her death.^ Gad said: "At the point you promise to love someone until death, that promise was determined by what came before 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]

^ It is, however, in connexion with the death of his own wife, as related in the eighteenth Book, that his views most fully--I do not say 'clearly'--appear.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ It is often said that Islam was an improvement, in terms of womens’ rights, on what came before.
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

.The death of his favourite disciple, Yen Hwui, in 481 B.C., was more trying to him.^ When Yen Yuan died, the disciples wished to give him a great funeral, and the Master said, 'You may not do so.'

^ When Yen Yuan died, the Master bewailed him exceedingly, and the disciples who were with him said, "Master, your grief is excessive!"
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ When Yen Yuan died, the disciples wished to give him a great funeral, and the Master said, "You may not do so."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Then he wept and mourned beyond what seemed to his other followers the bounds of propriety, exclaiming that Heaven was destroying him.^ And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Heaven & Hell When abandoning the dead body that is as inert as a piece of wood or clod of earth, people proceed to the other world, what are those that follow them there?
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

^ True living is opposite of Darwinian evolution, true living is about putting others above myself, denying myself, taking up my cross daily and following Him.
  • 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 own last year, 478 B.C., dawned on him with the tragic end of his next beloved disciple, Tze-lu.^ "When Adam had lived 130 years, he had another son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.
  • 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]

^ Sikhism after Nanak Nanak had appointed a disciple of his, named Angad, to succeed him as the next Guru.
  • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Humanity is now living in the "Bahá'í Era," the "millennium" of Bahá'u'lláh which is to last at least a thousand years (until at least 2853 C.E. and the appearance of the next Manifestation).
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Early one morning, we are told, in the fourth month, he got up, and with his hands behind his back, dragging his staff, he moved about his door, crooning over " The great mountain must crumble, The strong beam must break, The wise man must wither away like a plant." Tze-kung heard the words, and hastened to him. .The master told him a dream of the previous night, which, he thought, presaged his death.^ Soon after, as Fan Ch'ih was driving him, the Master told him, saying, 'Mang-sun asked me what filial piety was, and I answered him,-- "not being disobedient."'

^ The Master said, "The superior man dislikes the thought of his name not being mentioned after his death."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Soon after, as Fan Ch'ih was driving him, the Master told him, saying, "Mang-sun asked me what filial piety was, and I answered him, -- 'not being disobedient.'"
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

." No intelligent ruler," he said, " arises to take me as his master.^ I think it was Gandhi that said "God has no religion"...and I think that it why a number of us who aren't much enamoured with religion take great delight...
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ CHAP. XII. The Master said, 'If a truly royal ruler were to arise, it would still require a generation, and then virtue would prevail.'

^ CHAP. VII. The Master said, 'The student of virtue has no contentions.

.My time has come to die."^ However, it looks like my time on this post has come to an end.
  • 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]

^ From an evolutionary perspective, since I am going to die regardless, without any moral consequences, I will do whatever it takes to survive until I know that my time is at end.
  • 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]

^ Maybe the people from my real time will come and get me, and tell me that this was all just a big practical joke.
  • 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 took to his bed, and after seven days expired. Such is the account we have of the last days of the sage of China. His end was not unimpressive, but it was melancholy. .Disappointed hopes made his soul bitter.^ Pretending otherwise is setting people up for false hopes, which of course leads to bitter disappointment and feelings of failure.
  • 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 wife nor child was by to do the offices of affection, nor was the expectation of another life with him, when he passed away from among men.^ As it is said, “In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
  • 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]

^ Christ Himself is the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father except by Him (John 14:6).

^ "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."

He uttered no prayer, and he betrayed no apprehension. .Years before, when he was very ill, and Tze-lu asked leave to pray for him, he expressed a doubt whether such a thing might be done, and added, " I have prayed for a long time."^ The Master being very sick, Tsze-lu asked leave to pray for him.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ A very long time.

^ This has been the case for a very long time 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]

.Deep-treasured now in his heart may have been the thought that he had served his generation by the will of God; but he gave no sign.^ Still no signs from 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]

^ Now, I am aware that God gave me everything that I have.
  • 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 no recognized experts when it comes to God, the hereafter, what may exist apart from matter.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

.When their master thus died, his disciples buried him with great pomp.^ The disciples did bury him in great style.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Master said, "I would not have him to act with me, who will unarmed attack a tiger, or cross a river without a boat, dying without any regret.
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ When any of his friends died, if he had no relations offices, he would say, "I will bury him."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.A multitude of them built huts near his grave, and remained there, mourning as for a father, for nearly three years; and when all the rest were gone, Tze-kung, the last of his favourite three, continued alone by the grave for another period of the same duration.^ It was there when I had gone to sleep last night.

^ B.C. And will continue to melt unitl it is all gone.
  • 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]

^ Hello Folks, Joyous news from Knoxville, 6 enrollments in the last few months, nearly all, if not all with Anna’s presentation.

.The news of his death went through the states as with an electric thrill.^ "The change from one state into the next is in fact...a death or dissolution of the first state followed by rebirth in a new state.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.The man who had been neglected when alive seemed to become all at once an object of unbounded admiration.^ '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]

^ It may seem that way to you and your peers, and it may have seemed that way to the bishops who signed off on it all those centuries ago, but to me it has a more limited significance.
  • 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 wrote as a quote: "Those who cavalierly reject the Theory of Evolution, as not adequately supported by facts, seem quite to forget that their own theory is supported by no facts 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]

.The tide began to flow which has hardly ever ebbed during three-and-twenty centuries.^ In fact, during the first three centuries of the rise of Christianity, being a follower of Christ usually resulted in great hardship, persecution, and often martyrdom.

The grave of Confucius is in a large rectangle separated from the rest of the Kung cemetery, outside the city of K`iuh-fow. A magnificent gate gives admission to a fine avenue, lined with cypress trees and conducting to the tomb, a large and lofty mound, with a marble statue in front, bearing the inscription of the title given to Confucius under the Sung dynasty: - " The most sagely ancient Teacher; the all-accomplished, all-informed King." A little in front of the tomb, on the left and right, are smaller mounds over the graves of his son and grandson, from the latter of whom we have the remarkable treatise called The Doctrine of the Mean. All over the place are imperial tablets of different dynasties, with glowing tributes to the one man whom China delights to honour; and on the right of the grandson's mound is a small house said to mark the place of the hut where Tze-kung passed his nearly five years of loving vigil. .On the mound grow cypresses, acacias, what is called " the crystal tree," said not to be elsewhere found, and the Achillea, the plant whose stalks were employed in ancient times for purposes of divination.^ The Master said, 'Anciently, men had three failings, which now perhaps are not to be found.

^ As I said I debated and researched the Christadelphian position in depth and found it compelling on some issues, such as the divinity of Jesus.
  • 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]

^ Today, as in ancient Christian times, women come to church with or without their husbands to participate in the Divine Liturgy and to commune with Christ through the Mystery of Holy Communion.

.The adjoining city is still the home of the Kung family; and there are said to be in it some 40,000 or 50,000 of the descendants of the sage.^ Back then, there were three families to make sure that everyone had a home to go to for dinner, like an extended family.
  • 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]

^ There is still some confusion to clear up before we can agree to disagree.
  • 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]

^ And then the people who have gone a little further than that, they don't believe in "God", but they still believe there must be some "unknowable" "something" out there.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

.The chief of the family has large estates by imperial gift, with the title of " Duke by imperial appointment and hereditary right, continuator of the sage."^ The Christians are right: it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began.
  • 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 duke said, 'Inform the chiefs of the three families of it.'

^ The duke said, "Inform the chiefs of the three families of it."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The dynasty of Chow finally perished two centuries and a quarter after the death of the sage at the hands of the first historic emperor of the nation, - the first of the dynasty of Ts'in, who swept away the foundations of the feudal system.^ In the first half of the thirteenth century A.D., the Vajrapla or Jajepalla dynasty established its supremacy over Marwar.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He is trained by his adopted Father the old Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who historically taught meditation the training for enlightenment , to work for the good of others.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ Jayavarman VII, who ruled over Kamboj in the twelfth century A.D., was first Buddhist but afterwards, he became a follower of Jainism.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

.State after state went down before his blows, but the name and followers of Confucius were the chief obstacles in his way.^ They have broken no rules, they have no free will to rebel against God, and as stated before they are following his plan quite to the "T".
  • 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 brain sciences have a way to go yet, and may need a decade or two before they can defog our view of everyday states of mind.
  • 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]

^ A few years back the late Cardinal Winning's chief priest in Glasgow really went way over the top castigating all practical forms of contaception and as usual was very down on abortion.
  • 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 made an effort to destroy the memory of the sage from off the earth, consigning to the flames all the ancient books from which he drew his rules and examples, (save one), and burying alive hundreds of scholars who were ready to swear by his name.^ If they nuke one city, we shall have a pretext to glaze over half the Middle East with radioactive silicate and thus bury the hotheads once and for 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]

^ Khang-sang Dze is evidently the Kng-sang Khû of Kwang's Book XXIII. Wei-lêi Hs is supposed by Sze-ma Kng of the Thang dynasty, who called himself the Lesser Sze-m, to be the name of a Book; one, in that case, of the lost books of Kwang.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ Tsze-kung asked, saying, "Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?"
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

But Confucius could not be so extinguished. .The tyranny of Ts'in was of short duration, and the next dynasty, that of Han, while entering into the new China, found its surest strength in doing honour to his name, and trying to gather up the wreck of the ancient books.^ A new Pallava dynasty was then founded by Sihavishu.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After the Han dynasty, the name Hwang gave place to Kwang, and the names Lo Kwang, and, sometimes inverted, Kwang Lo, were employed to denote the system or the texts of Toism.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Institute for the Future of the Book has come up with a new form that better integrates comments and allows readers to weigh in on individual paragraphs.

.'It is ' on China. difficult to determine what there was about Confucius to secure for him the influence which he has wielded.^ The Duke of Sheh asked Tsze-lu about Confucius, and Tsze-lu did not answer him.

^ And for hourshe was a rich man so there was no need for him to be worried about timethree hours in the morning, three hours in the evening, he was constantly torturing the god of the temple.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ You only say there is nothing logical about the God described in the Bible because you are dead against Him and what He says about you and your rebellion.
  • 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]

.Reference has been made to his literary tasks; but the study of them only renders the undertaking more difficult.^ I subscribe to scientific american (one of the top science journals) and they have never made reference to evolution as a 'theory', only as a fact.
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And then, once these genes have been located, it is only a matter of time and study before we can determine how to turn them off and render them harmless.
  • Religion: The Appendix of Modern Society 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ More complicated and difficult decisions must be made when a Bahá'í attacks Bahá'í institutions in print or insists that certain reforms to Bahá'í ethics and practices be made.
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He left no writings in which he detailed the principles of his moral and social system.^ For instance, there is no factuality in your moral system.
  • 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 Energy Enhancement programme encapsulates and expands all of these systems, it is complete and no questions are left unanswered."
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ The Energy Enhancement programme encapsulates and expands all of these systems, it is complete and no questions are left unanswered.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

.The Doctrine of the Mean, by his grandson Tze-sze, and The Great Learning, by Tsang Sin, the most profound, perhaps, of his disciples, give us the fullest information on that subject, and contain many of his sayings.^ Perhaps by calling ourselves that, we may be giving them ammunition to shoot us with (my words, not his).
  • 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 examples of how science has greatly improved our morality and by this I am simply saying that it has helped us learn to understand, accept and treat people in better 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]

^ I am just giving the evidence that what I am saying it not my own subjective opinion.
  • 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 Lun-Yii, or Analects, " Discourses and Dialogues," is a compilation in which many of his disciples must have taken part, and has great value as a record of his ways and utterances; but its chapters are mostly disjecta membra, affording faint traces of any guiding method or mind.^ But given the nature of language, which is our main tool for understanding anything, I say there must be exactly as many ways to understand God as there are conscious beings trying to understand God.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Just as we in the West need to understand the Islamic world better, so we must also understand - as part of that knowledge - the extent to which many Muslims genuinely fear our own Western materialism and mass culture as a deadly challenge to their own Islamic culture and way of life.

^ The point here is not that a person must have x with love, only that for many, having x with love is the best way to have x.
  • 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]

.Mencius, Hsiin King and writers of the Han dynasty, whose works, however, are more or less apocryphal, tell us much about him and his opinions, but all in a loose and unconnected way.^ Tell me more about your "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]

^ That can't be the way that it works, we all know that for sure.
  • 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]

^ Please tell us more about your activities.

.No Chinese writer has ever seriously undertaken to compare him with the philosophers and sages of other nations.^ Apart from Him, whom God has made Lord and Christ, there is no other name under heaven given to men, by which we are to be saved.

^ He has no explanation for his worldview, no way to certify truth other than subjective opinion, no objective, ultimate, absolute standard that comes from outside of him.
  • 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]

^ For so will it belong to Himself if it belong to Him alone; and therefore it will be impossible that another god should be admitted, when it is permitted to no other being to possess anything of God.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.The sage, probably, did not think it necessary to put down many of his own thoughts in writing, for he said of himself that he was " a transmitter, and not a maker."^ The years of Confucius's life lay between B.C. 551 and 478; but his own acknowledgment that he was 'a transmitter and not a maker,' and the testimony of his grandson, that 'he handed down the doctrines of Yo and Shun (B. C. 2300), and elegantly displayed the regulations .
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ Many good theists think that they can have both religious faith and rational thought, by being moderates and not fundamentalists.

^ "You could almost think that the European continent is in fact losing faith in its own future," Benedict said.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nor did he lay claim to have any divine revelations.^ The works hinted at a divine source for his knowledge, but did not openly state a claim to prophethood.
  • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Allah ( or Muhammad ) claims the "people of the book" (Christians & Jews) have a book of divine revelation.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.He was not born, he declared, with knowledge, but was fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking knowledge there.^ CHAP. XIX. The Master said, 'I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.'

^ The Master said, "I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there."
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The rule of life for men in all their relations, he held, was to be found within themselves.^ Homer: "You know, the one with all the well-meaning rules that don't work out in real life.
  • The Simpsons Archive: Religion on the Simpsons 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.snpp.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There had been indeed, all along the line of history, a groping for the rules of life, as indicated by the constitution of man's nature.
  • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

^ Tsze-kung asked, saying, "Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?"
  • EAWC Anthology: The Analects 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC eawc.evansville.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The right development of that rule, in the ordering not of the individual only, but of society, was to be found in the words and institutions of the ancient sages.^ Ancient Techniques only passed on by word of mouth from Guru to Disciple.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]