Zisi: Virtue and Accountable Actions | Doctrine of the Mean

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Zisi speaks on being accountable for our actions, for abandoning the path of virtue, and causing suffering under heavens watch.

“Some men who have not complied with virtue will yet not acknowledge their offences, and when Heaven has by evident tokens charged them to correct their conduct, they still say, “What are these things to us?” (Zisi, Zhongyong, 4.9)

 

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