Monday, 23 February 2015

Mo Tsu 2:1

Chuang Po went to see Mo Tsu and said: “I went to see the emperor and he told me that he loves music. Loving music- what do you think of that?”
“If the emperor truly loves music”, replied Mo Tsu, “There is hope for the people he rules.”

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Mo Tsu 1:2

Mo Tsu went to go see Emperor Hui of Liang and found him sitting beside a pond. Gazing at the deer and wild geese, the Emperor asked, “And do the wise also enjoy such things?”
“Only the wise can enjoy them”, replied Mo Tsu.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Mo Tsu 1:1

Staring today I will be putting the Yunlu (Analects) of Confucius aside and sharing a series of quotations from the sayings of Motsu (”Mencius” or “Mozi”, 4th Century BCE), the second greatest Confucian sage after Confucious. Enjoy:

“Just talk about love and duty, and don’t talk about profit.”

-Mo Tsu 1:1

Monday, 9 February 2015

Confucious Yunlu 19.15

Adept Yu said: My friend Adept Chang can master the most difficult things, but he still hasn’t mastered love.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Confucius Yunlu 18.37

The noble have nine states of mind: for eyes, bright; for ears, penetrating; for countenance, friendly; for demeanor, humble; for words, trustworthy; for service, reverent; for doubt, questioning; for anger, circumspect; and for facing a chance to profit, moral.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Confucius Yunlu 16.8

The noble revere three things: the decree of Heaven (ie. fate); great human beings, and the words of a sage. The small- minded don’t understand heavens decree, so they do not revere it. The scorn great people, and ridicule the words of sages. 

Thursday, 22 January 2015