The object of religion is to teach men how to rid themselves of selfishness, how to cultivate the sense of justice and how to sacrifice one's own interests and even one's own life to attain the goal of loving others and helping them.
Li Fu Chen
The Goal of Loving Others
Topic: Serving Others
“The object of religion is to teach men how to rid themselves of selfishness, how to cultivate the sense of justice and how to sacrifice one’s own interests and even one’s own life to attain the goal of loving others and helping them…. instruction in benevolence must start with the love of one’s family and relatives, and progress to kindness (benevolence) to other persons, and finally extend to kindness toward all other living things. The first objective [of life] is the ‘completion of self,’ or, the building of oneself into a man of perfect personality. The second objective is ‘the completion of things,’ which is the extension of the perfect personality to his common existence with others, and includes the increase of human well-being, the regulation of the family, proper government of the State and world peace.”
Li Fu Chen
The Confucian Way
Durst, Mose. Unification Culture and the Twenty-First Century. HSA-UWC, 1991, p. 44 [Li Fu Chen. The Confucian Way: A New and Systematic Study of "The Four Books," trans. Shi Shun Lin. KPI, 1987] p. 584.
Li Fu Chen
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Li Fu Chen, The Confucian Way
The Confucian ethical ideals, like those of the Bible, emphasize benevolence, compassion, and love…. Speech, too, should be ordered by purposefulness, truthfulness, sincerity, and honesty.
–Mose Durst, Ph. D. [Unification Culture and the 21st Century] p. 44.
Speech must be truthful and practicable
“Speech must be truthful and practicable. It should not be excessive; indeed it is sufficient if it conveys the meaning, for it can produce its effect only where its time, weight and objects are just right.”
–Li Fu Chen [The Confucian Way: A New and Systematic Study of the Four Books].