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The Great Learning • Da Xue 大學 Confucian Teaching

The way of great learning lies in illuminating bright virtue; Holding people dear and stopping only at utmost goodness. To illuminate brightest virtue under Heaven, ancients governed their states first. To govern their states, they first put their families in order. To put their families in order, they first cultivated their body. To cultivate their body, […]

Jeffrey Yuen on Self-Cultivation

Interview for NESA Currents Newsletter An Interview with Michael P. Arsenault Posted in exact excerpt from original text   Mike Arsenault: Historically in Chinese Medicine, what part did self-cultivation of the practitioner play in this form of medicine?     Jeffrey Yuen: Well, historically cultivation is the basis, or one of the reasons why one […]

Poetry of Protracted Illness

Visit from a Friend  Po Chu’i [772-846 CE] I have been ill so long that I do not count the days; At the southern window, evening – and again evening. Sadly chirping in the grasses under my eaves The winter sparrows morning and evening sing. By an effort I rise and lean heavily on my […]

 
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