What is the end of benevolence?

The best answer: the hidden heart. “compassion is the end of benevolence; The heart of shame is also the end of righteousness; The heart of resignation, the end of ceremony; The heart of right and wrong is the end of wisdom. ” Mencius’ theory of four ends is the basis of his theory of good nature and the basis of all Mencius’ theories. Seeing that a willing child will enter a well, people will have compassion, which is human nature. Therefore, everyone has the clue of benevolence in their hearts, and in the same way, they also have the clue of courtesy, righteousness and wisdom.

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The hidden heart. “compassion is the end of benevolence; The heart of shame is also the end of righteousness; The heart of resignation, the end of ceremony; The heart of right and wrong is the end of wisdom. ” Mencius’ theory of four ends is the basis of his theory of good nature and the basis of all Mencius’ theories. Seeing that a willing child will enter a well, people will have compassion, which is human nature. Therefore, everyone has the clue of benevolence in their hearts, and in the same way, they also have the clue of courtesy, righteousness and wisdom. Just because the human heart has such clue, human nature is all good. It is precisely because human nature is good, so the cultivation effort is to seek the goodness of the heart. As long as we dig out the clue of benevolence in our hearts, benevolence will come. “There is no other way to learn, so we just need to rest assured.”. Compared with Confucius, Mencius’ theory has developed to a rather harmonious degree, and all the arguments complement each other, and they are the basis and conclusion of each other. Mencius’ “four ends” theory is the theoretical basis of all Mencius’ theories.

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