On The Root of Humaneness and The Rudiments of Harmony

The Confucian thinker Mencius maintained that “all things are complete in oneself”. Confucius himself said that “Humanity is born with uprightness”.

It seems to me that within each person is the root of humaneness and the rudiments of a peaceful and harmonious way. The cultivation of such qualities is a daily endeavor accompanied by a host of distractions and obstructions.

I sincerely maintain that the cultivation of our nobler qualities, which should be our primary effort according to Mencius, is the most natural of all experiences and the most necessary of personal endeavors.

A daily work in progress.

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One thought on “On The Root of Humaneness and The Rudiments of Harmony

  1. I couldn’t agree more. With all the negativity surrounding us it is hard to see things like the basic fact that per capita violence is decreasing and has for centuries. I do not see this as the effect of a movement but rather people having the choice of a peaceful life and choosing it.

    On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 6:57 AM, A Humanists perspective wrote:

    > ahumanistsperspective posted: “The Confucian thinker Mencius maintained > that “all things are complete in oneself”. Confucius himself said that > “Humanity is born with uprightness”. It seems to me that within each person > is the root of humaneness and the rudiments of a peaceful and h” >

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