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acuhenry

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Confucius
« on: July 03, 2010, 09:07:32 PM »
I am always deeply touched by how much PGSG practice stems also from the Sages of the past, echoing their deep thoughts and philosophy.  Here is a passage from Book 8 of the Analects of Confucius:

仁以為己任,不亦重乎,死而後已,不亦遠乎.

"Benevolence is the burden which he considers it is his to sustain - is it not heavy? Only with death does his course stop - is it not long?"

The constant expression of Benevolence (ren) is tempering.  The burden is for all who practice benevolence.  And it bust be sustained for the course of an entire life to be real benevolence. 

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Re: Confucius
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 02:27:49 AM »
 
  Thank you for your sharing, Henry!

  That's right! It is a long way to go for "Benevolence" which is the core of Confucius sayings. And this is similar to our Pangu Culture, the maxim

  "Take kindness and benevolence as basis 以仁慈善良为基本
  Take frankness and friendliness to heart 以坦率友爱为胸怀 "

  More simplicity, concise to remember, while practical and philosophic principles to conduct ourselves :)
Be modest and humble