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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Was Confucius Jewish? Part Two

August 6, 2008 blog entry

So many people want everything condensed.  That is why Cliff's Notes are so popular.  They are never a substitute for reading the whole book.  People often ask "What's the point?" and "What's it all about?" and say "Just bottom line it for me."  We are in such a rush to get things done that take time.  We always seem to look for simple answers to complex problems.  

From Book 2, Number 2

The Master said, If out of the three hundred Songs I had to take one phrase to cover all my teaching, I would say 'Let there be no evil in your thoughts.'

The above would also include, expressions, utterances, and actions as I see it.  Ignoring a problem that is obvious would be much the same.  Looking away from someone who needs help.  Showing disapproval when approval is the correct response.

Is what the Master said much different from "That which is obnoxious to you do not do unto others?" or "Love thy neighbor as thy love thyself"?  

Now go study.

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