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Chinese sages and the Golden Rule

Harold Henry Rowley

Chinese sages and the Golden Rule

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Published by Manchester University Press, John Rylands Library in Manchester .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Golden rule.,
  • Ethics -- China.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby H.H. Rowley.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination34 p. ;
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18245485M

    When the family had pie for desert, each boy complained that the other got a bigger piece. Matthew says: "Treat others as you want to be treated, for this sums up the Law and the prophets. It aims at absence of pain and experiencing of pleasure. Seniors agree to follow the golden rule with their families, without telling them, for 10 days. These are not caused by people trying to love and benefit each other but by trying to injure.

    At first there was no canonical version of the Analects. Mo-zi also advised the general of Qi that to attack Lu was wrong, and he gave examples from history how large states had attacked small states and been defeated by the vengeance of the feudal lords. Mo-zi complained that the feudal lords of his day continued to attack and annex their neighboring states, claiming they were honoring justice. Sanderson Beck in Wisdom Bible, p. A bright ruler makes sure they have what they need before he drives them toward the good; thus it is easy for them to follow him. He in effect suggests taking the golden rule to mean "Whatever good things you want done to yourself, do to others.

    Then by necessity we must do to others what we want them to do to us. Confucius believed that if a ruler is to lead correctly, by action, that orders would be unnecessary in that others will follow the proper actions of their ruler. A key 21st-century challenge arises: Will we treat future generations as we ourselves want to be treated? From this one law we can judge rightly.


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But why, if slavery is no wrong to those upon whom it is imposed? The unworthy steal and plunder in government and, if assigned a city, betray their trust or rebel. Mo-zi had recommended Cao Gong-zi to the state of Song, and after three years he returned complaining of the frugal food and clothing in Mo-zi's school; now several members of his family have died, six animals have not bred, and he himself has suffered ailments.

This "sense of shame" is an internalisation of dutywhere the punishment precedes the evil action, instead of following it in the form of laws as in Legalism. Mo-zi wrote most vehemently against offensive warfare.

The metaphysical dao itself exists in a state of inactivity, or non-action. Moism challenged Confucianism for prominence in China for two hundred years until it declined during the era of warring states before the violent founding of the Qin empire.

As Socrates considers whether to escape from jail, he imagines himself in the place of the state, who would be harmed Crito. And you'll find many groups with the golden rule in their motto or mission.

Like Confucius, Mencius rejected high taxes and warfare; he said that those who are skillful in warfare deserve the severest punishment. Rational moral thinking requires understanding the facts, imagining ourselves in a vivid and accurate way in the other person's place, and seeing if we can hold our moral beliefs consistently which involves the golden rule.

Older children, seeing that this leads to endless revenge, value forgiveness over revenge. Ask yourself: Am I living kindly? It is because I love this religion that I hate the slaveholding, the woman-whipping, the mind-darkening, the soul-destroying religion that exists in the southern states of America.

He expressed fears that the masses lacked the intellect to make decisions for themselves, and that, in his view, since not everyone is created equal, not everyone has a right of self-government.

We can find in different situations even Confucius will have the same questions as the student, and will provide different answers. Essence is one of these fractal words.

When Kong Shu Ban argued that he had already promised his king he would attack, Mo-zi asked to be presented to the king. How much more would he reject those who wage war on behalf of rulers to gain land and fill the plains with the dead!

Mencius felt this was no better than beasts. A second repeats the golden rule. Since heaven desires life, wealth, and order, it follows that it desires justice.

Families eat a modest dinner and give the money saved to hunger relief. What is needed is that they should stop to consider these facts, that they should give thought to their patients' feelings as well as to their symptoms and the means to relieve them. The heart of compassion is good; the heart of shame is dutiful; the heart of respect is appropriate; and the heart of right and wrong is wise.

The Roman Golden Rule

Mo-zi posed a parable. Notes 1. If you demand liberty to yourself, it says, grant it to your neighbors. If you need empirical evidence about how following the golden rule can promote our own happiness, see Steven Post's Altruism and Health, New York: Oxford University Press, It follows that we should not do so ourselves—according to the golden rule.

Yet when Mencius asked what should be done if the whole realm is ill-governed, the King turned to his attendants and changed the subject.

BibleGateway

A disordered root cannot grow into ordered branches.Rabbi Hillel stated in the Jewish Talmud that The Golden Rule is “the whole of the Torah and the remainder is but commentary.” Vyasa, the enlightened Hindu sage, called it “the sum of all true righteousness.” Similarly, Buddha referred to it as “the sum total of all righteousness.” And Confucius, the great Chinese master.

And yet, today, in the western world, the great Chinese philosopher is still commonly portrayed as a comic sage, a loony philosopher whose remarks always begin “Confucius say.” Renowned biographer Russell Freedman’s fascinating, witty introduction to the life and teachings of Confucius should finally set the record straight.

Nov 14,  · The first person to formulate what has become known as the Golden Rule was Confucius: "Do not do to others what you would not like them to do to you." You must have what one of the Chinese.

May 15,  · The Han Dynasty was the second imperial dynasty in Chinese history. This dynasty was a long one – it was established during the 3rd century BC and lasted all the way until the 3rd century AD. It was a golden age in Chinese history and its influence can still be felt even atlasbowling.com: Dhwty.

Rabbinic Judaism calls the Golden Rule the encompassing principle of the Torah. But when the system undertakes to generalize, it entirely ignores the Golden Rule.

The faithful, this is to say, are admonished to dedicate themselves to studying the generative data of the Golden Rule. But when the system concretely invokes the Golden Rule, it does not elaborate and extend it, analyzing its.

Jan 01,  · "Confucius The Golden Rule" by Russell Freedman is a great book because it is very interesting.

"More than 2, years have passed since Confucius walked the dusty country roads of China chatting with his disciples, yet his voice still rings clear and true down through the centries.

Those who come after handed down."/5.