Question on Mengzi and 真人

Submitted by Lonny Jarrett on Sun, 02/01/2015 - 16:51
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Hello Friends, I know this is a question on a Confucian text but I have no similar resource and the area of interest is significantly overlapping. Any insight is appreciated! And thank you in advance.-Lonny Jarrett

 In Mengzi (71: Chinese text project) we are given a hierarchy on the cultivation of goodness (善) all the way through divinity (神). At the end of this discourse Mengzi informs us that the fellow Yuezhengzi 樂正子 has cultivate himself between the 2nd and 3rd level: 

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china doesn’t have an “environmental” problem

Submitted by James Miller on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 14:31
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