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Response to Institution of Confucianism Sep. 11th, 2011 @ 10:31 AM Reply

At 9/11/11 08:25 AM, Slawter wrote: Sorry I haven't been posting recently I've been busy this week

With what may I ask?


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Sep. 13th, 2011 @ 05:27 AM Reply

Going back to College etc.


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:02 PM Reply

So where were we.... Ah yes. Karl Krux:
'My language is the universal whore that I must make into a virgin'


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:46 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 12:10 PM, Amaranthus wrote: I'd be interested in joining.

Is that so?
Or would you just say this to never return or put some kind of thought behind any of this?

Then would you care to join me in a discussion about what this means to you:
'A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions'

I shall start;
It may be that this man does not boast or flaunt with his words when he speaks, but in his actions, he does effects others. Just as the superior man is master of himself and his actions.


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:53 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 12:50 PM, Amaranthus wrote: I doubt I could think of anything else than yours.

Release your thoughts regardless of what others have said. If you do not think then you will not learn to understand it.


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:57 PM Reply

OP is sexy


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 01:03 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 12:54 PM, Amaranthus wrote: Actions say more than promises?

Well, yes. That is true.
But for the superior man, it is not that his actions are more important than what he says, if they were to be lessened by their value. It is that he refrains from such promises, and follows through with actions instead.

And Solid, how very sweet of you.


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 06:59 PM Reply

We make a return to language. Language circumscribes beauty, confines it, limns, delineates, colours and contains. Yet what is language but a tool, a tool we use to dig up the beauty that we take as our only and absolute real?


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 07:54 AM Reply

It seems to me a very meaningful club. May I join?

At 8/27/11 01:23 PM, Confucianism wrote: Confucianism does not believe in the hereafter, paradise or hell, nor do the followers believe in resurrection. Confucianists were, for the most part, concerned with improving their life affairs with no concern of the true destination of the spirit after it leaves the body of the deceased. One of the disciples once asked Confucius about death, Confucius answered concisely: "We haven't yet finished studying life to delve into the question of death."

I must respectfully disagree. Confucius taught us not to dwell upon such topics for they are not important. What he did not want to see was what Li Shangyin described in his poem Jia Sheng: ä¸é-®è<ç"Yé-®é¬¼ç¥z (not asking about the lives of the people, but about ghosts and gods). We were never told that the stories of ghosts and gods were untrue. I think that's why we had ä¸o/ooæ*TMå^æµ, the merging of the 'three teachings' - that of the Buddha, of Confucius and of Laozi. While I believe that the Jade Emperor, Yama and dragons in seas are largely, if not completely, untrue, we don't need to go to Han Yu's extreme, much less the Song and Ming Neo-Confucians'. Have you heard of the ridiculous stories about the dogmatism that became of Neo-Confucianism? That came to mind when I read therealanimator's post: 'True but hey confucianism doesn't tell us who to hate or what we should do or wear. Some of the popular religions do.' In a way, I think that is much worse than pondering over xuanwus and qilins.

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Response to Institution of Confucianism Oct. 3rd, 2012 @ 09:48 AM Reply

At 8/20/12 07:54 AM, FlyingColours wrote: It seems to me a very meaningful club. May I join?

That you may.
Intersting. And the first to say something of interest.


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Oct. 5th, 2012 @ 07:48 AM Reply

In a light-less room, a match can bring hope and happiness.
In a room of friends and love a dump truck of hate can't even be heard.


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Oct. 5th, 2012 @ 08:05 AM Reply

At 10/5/12 07:48 AM, mansellscore wrote: In a light-less room, a match can bring hope and happiness.
In a room of friends and love a dump truck of hate can't even be heard.

And what does mean to you?


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Response to Institution of Confucianism Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 02:55 PM Reply

At 10/6/12 09:12 PM, AnonymousOfCali wrote: I want to join.

Start or join in with a conversation and we'll see.


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