Mencius: “Friendship is one mind in two bodies.”

Mengzi (385–303 or 302 BC) was a great philosopher of China. The one who left the world with written text that is compiled seven books into two parts A and B. He was raised in very ancient tradition, for better effect on his early growing brain. Ancient history stated that his mother changed the places of living three times when he was a kid.

Mencius’s mother moved three times

The above idiom was well famous and simply says that to grow a kid in an environment of wise thoughts, and most importantly it states the area of living matters. And thus mother of Mencius moved or changed three times while traditional education to her son and keep away and saved from bad thoughts. This helped built Mencious human nature.

Quote From Mencius

If you try to guide the common people with coercive regulations and keep them in line with punishments, the common people will become evasive and will have no sense of shame.


Mencious Teachings

According to Mengzi one is hopeless who conquers the world by warfare: Climbing a tree in search of a fish In his life most of the time, he travelled many parts of China and educated many rulers. The basics of the Mencius. (it is anecdotes, conversations and real interviews of Confucian Philosophers). Chinese culture considered one of the immense and oldest of the world out of the four measure civilizations, Babylon, India, and Egypt. He suggested that “The core of benevolence is serving one’s parents. The core of righteousness is obeying one’s elder brother. The core of wisdom knows these two and not abandoning them. The core of ritual propriety is the adornment of these two.”

Heaven sees as the people see; Heaven hears as the people hear.

The king asked abruptly, “How shall the world be settled?”

“It will be settled by unification,” Mencius answered.

Who will be able to unify it?”

Someone without a taste for killing will be able to unify it…. Has Your Majesty noticed rice shoots? If there is drought during the seventh and eighth months, the shoots wither, but if dense clouds gather in the sky and a torrent of rain falls, the shoots suddenly revive. When that happens, who could stop it? … Should there be one without a taste for killing, the people will crane their necks looking out for him. If that does happen, the people will go over to him as water tends downwards, in a torrent — who could stop it? (1A6) […]

Read another philosopher, John Dewey: Education Is Not Preparation For Life; Education Is Life Itself. And, The Emphatic Philosopher Of Strange Confusion, John Mill On His Theory Of Poetry And Philosophy Found Futile. Moreover, read Chinese monk Xuanzang's travel to India