They are also setting a good example by showing that they genuinely care for all of the common people. Confucius encourages his students to be virtuous because this will cause the common people to gravitate towards the servant people because it will give the common people the desire to be better people. They will look up to the servant people have the desire to be more like
In chapter seventeen, the sage is someone to “love and praise; (l. 2) and …is greater than ‘one they fear’ (l. 3).” In chapter twenty-eight, discernment and temperament are viewed as virtuous attributes such as those seen in the Bhagavad-Gita and The Book of Genesis respectively. The Daodejing, chapter twenty-eight speaks of the forces found in this world. Those forces, the passive, female, yin force, and the active, male, yang force are not necessarily in opposition but rather work in harmony for the balance of the whole universe. The different forces are discerned as to which is best to use and at what appropriate time when two or more entities engage. In the case for compassion, the yin or female force may be the better choice because of Mayhew 4 its cool temperament and not too hasty call to action.
Cure Violence is an organization that tries to help out individuals to understand that the can change for the better, and can still do something good in their life. China Joe was a perfect fit into this organization because that’s exactly what he wanted. When Joe started to work for Cure Violence he got that initial spark inside that he needs and wanted to do good for the community. It wasn’t easy for him though, he faced many threats throughout rehab and working for Cure Violence to go back to what he was doing his whole life. That didn’t affect him though, he knew that God gave him another chance to make his life right and that’s exactly what he intends to
While it may initially appear that Victor’s attempts to create the creature are solely to benefit the scientific community as a whole, this is quickly proven to be nothing more than a mask for the unethical motives Victor truly is driven by. It seems that Victor’s primary goal is to gain an almost godlike status among his fellow humans. He believes that by creating life, he would assume the role of god, saying, “A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me” (Pg. 54). It seems that in contradiction to his previous, more ethical justifications, Victor is truly motivated by the power and authority he would gain by creating a new species; and,
Confucianism and Taoism are religious and philosophical systems that provides ethical guidelines to the proper behavior of individuals and officials. Confucius teachings were of social relations, proper conduct and social harmony. Taoism indicated a way of thought or life that could be indulged in by only a few. In Confucianism members that believe and live by all the teachings will always do good and not go astray. They will not be envious of others and will always be in good harmony with one another.
Three perspectives of bringing peace to society was Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. In people’s lives peace in society is very important. People were longing for no violence and expected to be treated well. They wanted to feel comfortable and stable. Because they were searching for peace and order, they wanted rules to be enforced.
“Trust not Gilgamesh in your own strength” (Foster 53). This advice can correspond with warnings given to those who believe that the life they lead is sustainable and without consequence. It is important to note that it is not a bad thing to obtain success and fortune, however, it is bad when such lifestyles lead one to neglect the reality of their existence. Unfortunately, sometimes one must experience great loss before coming to such realizations, such as the case of Gilgamesh. “Enkidu, whom I so loved, who went with me through every hardship, the fate of mankind has overtaken him” (Foster
Following “the way of tian” means rowing with the cosmological current and gives rise to order and harmony (5.13). So, “exemplary” humans strive to channel and follow tian’s inherent harmony (13.23). Humans are not simply products of tian, but also parts of it. So, in order to follow the way of tian, humans must acknowledge two direct consequences of being part of tian: their relative smallness in the bigger picture and their bonds with each other. Acknowledging these two facts precipitates humility in oneself and goodwill towards others, which essentially amounts to respectful relations with
While both philosophies of Confucianism and Legalism were both active government policies throughout the “Golden Age” in Chinese history, the two theories have central ideas vary in the beliefs of people. Both ideals while dealing with the governing of people go about how they do it differently. In order to keep order, the practice of Legalism believes that everyone is equal under the law and should be governed with laws, on the other hand, those practicing Confucianism believe that people are inherently good and by promoting a good nature, the people will follow and keep the order on their own. According to the Confucian author, “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. If they be led by virtue, and uniformity sought to be given to them by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of shame, and moreover will become good” (The Analects).
Liji gained in China an exceptional value. This was because it was believed that they were created by the sages of antiquity, in accordance with the nature of people and the cosmic order of all things. The members of the society were required to comply with it, that is, to behave properly, adequately to the situation. The execution of the Liji (in any sense of the term) was essential for the ancient Chinese: It balances the world and fills it with harmony - that to which all things must tend. Confucius said that without Liji public order is impossible, and hence there cannot be well-being or prosperity in the country.