The general explanation for Consequentialism is “the view that morality is all about producing the right kinds of overall consequences” (Chase, 2016). Mozi’s social ethics is consequentialist as he suggested the basic standard to judge whether a superior fulfill righteousness is whether he can bring benefits to people (Zhang, 2016) and he suggested people should practice all-embracing love so as to reach harmonious social performance. Likewise, Confucius’s social ethics is as consequentialist as is Mozi’s as he pursued the best consequences to the society. For instance, Confucius mentioned if people was led by laws and bound by punishments, although they would not commit crime, they would not shame; when people was led by morality and bound
This is the longing or desire that keeps them trudging from life to life and repeat birth and death over and over .The Dalai Lama apparently a wise and compassionate man, but for the Tibetans that is a valuable bonus; he would still be the Dalia Lama if he did not have these personal qualities ,and he would still attract their devotion and respect because he is the Dalai Lama. We turn next to the Dalai Lama’s reputation as a ‘ god-king’ . The term ‘god-king’ portrays something of the political role of the Dalai Lamas. Before, Dalai Lamas did fulfill a kingly role, and although they are not considered to be gods but Buddhist, it is easy to see how the combination of political power and extraordinary religious status led to this reputation. Dalai Lama means something like ‘Ocean of Wisdom’.
Jefferson uses repetition by using same words to educate the King with what they believe in and hoping that these beliefs are enough for the King to agree with the decision of the Colonists to break apart from them without causing any bloodshed. The repeated words purpose was emphasize the feelings of Jefferson for his beliefs to change the King’s attitude of keeping the Colonist as resources for Britain and let the Colonist have their freedom. Finally, Jefferson uses restatement; Other people think that he used it effectively because it makes his message clearer and stress on key points.
It was attempt to remove any superstition from Buddhism and Daoism that had influenced Confucianism during the Han Dynasty. Although Neo-Confucianism was influenced by Daoism and Buddhism, Confucianism did borrow some ideas and concepts from them. “[Neo-Confucianism] of the Song period emphasized self-cultivation as a path not only to self-fulfillment but to the formation of a virtuous and harmonious society and state (Ebrey and Schirokauer).” The Song Dynasty accepted Neo-Confucianism
And the story of their ancestor and legacy tells of what kind of people they were, and what they honored. “It is ingrained deeply in the Chinese mind that once there was a time when everything worked according to an ideal pattern” (Corduan, 2012). The meaning to this passage is why contemporary Chinese culture holds on to the tradition because it could happen again. This also reveal the union of governmental community with religion. Although there has been countless time that China’s government ruled over the religion, and now there is hope that id does not need to be that same way again because it was different back then.
The years of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty were a golden age for Chinese philosophy. Confucius lived during this era, teaching his ideals of duty to society, individual virtue, and tradition. Also in this period, a philosopher named Laozi founded Taoism, which emphasized passivity and social inaction to achieve individual peace. On the other hand, philosophers who advocated Legalism claimed that the state was much more important than the individual and that individuals had to conform completely to the decrees of their supreme rulers. Finally, Mohism was a philosophy that advocated equality for all people, as well as merit-based power and universal love.
By analyzing the goodness or evil human nature, they all points out that the only way to become virtuous and morally, or even further, sages, continuous self-cultivation and education are required, in order to enrich the knowledge, also sense of humaneness. These suggestions are coming from their analyses about human nature, which demonstrating the original idea about governing of Confucianism – self-cultivation as the root of regulating all social organizations. Not only the intention of education, but also the emphasizing about the learning environment shows the similarity between Mencius and Hsün Tzu. They both mentioned about the importance of influencing the impact of education by their circumstances. “Yi Chiu (奕秋), who is a master on playing chess in the country.
On the other hand, Chinese take rebirth as the continuation of life before death, which the human relations in the present life are connected to the life in Pure Land. So they think that people should try their best to behave good because their merits would shift to ancestors and
Throughout my essay I will discuss what Confucius means about this virtue and how he values it, and will link it into the three sections of contemporary society: The increasing of human interconnections, the evolution of the human way of life and factors such as cultural and technology that have transformed. People who are defined as humaneness are loving and kind and think of others before themselves. They are individuals who have patience in doing things to make sure they are done right. Confucius did not have one definition for Humaneness, he
At first sight, the competing philosophies of Confucianism and Taoism seem to be the opposites of each other. However as spiritual and social forces, they have coexisted for centuries in China, even spreading to neighboring regions. They represent different codes of behavior and ways of thinking, however, upon closer inspection, they resemble similar methods of human thinking in a way that a person can encompass both religious traditions. Confucianism and Taoism differ in their primary focus. Confucianism’s focus is on the social stance and everyday life of a person.