The Doctrine of the Mean The Doctrine of the Mean

The Doctrine of the Mean

    • $2.99
    • $2.99

Publisher Description

The Doctrine of the Mean (Chinese: 中庸; pinyin: Zhōng yōng) is both a doctrine of Confucianism and also the title of one of the Four Books of Confucian philosophy. The Doctrine of the Mean is a text rich with symbolism and guidance to perfecting oneself. The mean is also described as the ["unswerving pivot" = Ezra Pound] 'unwobbling pivot' or zhongyong. Zhong means bent neither one way or another, and yong represents unchanging. In James Legge's translation of the text, the goal of the mean is to maintain balance and harmony from directing the mind to a state of constant equilibrium. The person who follows the mean is on a path of duty and must never leave it. A superior person is cautious, a gentle teacher and shows no contempt for his or her inferiors. S/he always does what is natural according to her or his status in the world. Even common men and women can carry the mean into their practices, as long as they do not exceed their natural order.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2017
30 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
27
Pages
PUBLISHER
Enrico Conti
SELLER
StreetLib Srl
SIZE
74.5
KB

More Books Like This

The Doctrine Of The Mean The Doctrine Of The Mean
2017
The Great Learning The Great Learning
2017
Confucius' The Great Learning & The Commentary by Tsang Confucius' The Great Learning & The Commentary by Tsang
2017
The Complete Works The Complete Works
2018
Tao Te Ching Tao Te Ching
2013
Lao Tzu : Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way Lao Tzu : Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way
2019

More Books by Confucius

The Sayings Of Confucius The Sayings Of Confucius
2007
Your Voice Confucius Your Voice Confucius
2012
The Analects The Analects
2012
The Complete Works The Complete Works
2015
.17 Works by 17 Great philosophers, Include:The Republic,The Vision Of Hell, Purgatory, And Paradise,Sun Tzu On The Art Of War,Walden .17 Works by 17 Great philosophers, Include:The Republic,The Vision Of Hell, Purgatory, And Paradise,Sun Tzu On The Art Of War,Walden
2012
Anthology of Chinese Literature Anthology of Chinese Literature
2010