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Unformatted text preview: • Treat other as you would like to be treated (“The Golden Rule”) Jen • Most important concept in Confucian belief • Most common translation for this is human heartness • How to actualize one self and become an ideal in one’s conduct and being • Kindness, virtue, a complex of virtues like wisdom, forgiveness, trustworthiness, compassionate, courage • Ideal to become this person (what we are aiming for) in Confucian concept • Of being a true sage with exceptional wisdom Li • Translated into ritual • Conduct yourself in the world at all times in a conscious and ritualized fashion • All action you perform, you perform in the spirit of ritual • Extensive lists of acts that should be performed in every situation • You don’t want to evolve human action to randomness-Shaman -Kung fu tzu/ Confucius-Chou...
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- Fall '08
- Confucianism, Chou, Filial piety, Elder sibling/younger sibling, fu tzu/ Confucius