A PASSAGE FROM THE LI JI THAT DEFINES THE AMERICAN MINERVAN, REFLECTING ITS IDEA OF PERFECTIBILISM AND REPUBLICANISM. This single passage defines all that we aim toward in this life; and is therefore, the most important to the ideal of The American Minervan. It also tells you, as the reader something you find curious, rather … Continue reading The Scholar studies the Men of Antiquity to become an Exemplar in Future Ages | Book of Rites (Li Ji)
Lao Tzu advises Confucius not to be overwhelmed by human affairs in this film. “Chaos is everywhere.” Lao Tzu: “Men habitually long for fame and authority.” Kong Qui: “Then what should I, your pupil, do? I cannot hang useless on the door-beam like a dried-out gourd.” “The Master’s words are profound, but I must be … Continue reading Lao Tzu advises Confucius not to be overwhelmed by human affairs
Kong Zi and the Ruists have become through the years very inspiring to my developing ‘reconciliation of philosophies,’ and newfound Republicanism. See The Lamp of Diogenes: “A Worthy Goal for the Welfare of Mankind.” This was one of the most moving scenes.