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Confucianist Theory of “human Nature”

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Confucianist Theory of “Human Nature”

Kao Tzu says human nature is like a willow tress and righteousness is like a wooden cup and wicker baskets. Which means that man must be crafted and learn the way to become righteous. Also Kao Tzu thought that human nature is neutral. Kao Tzu talks about how human nature is much like water. Which means water is generally neutral and flows where it’s supposed to.

Mencius responded by saying that if you were to cut up the willow tree and crafted into cups and baskets it would be destroying the nature of the willow tree. Therefore you would have to destroy/violate human nature to turn into righteousness. Mencius relates human nature to water and how it always flows downward and human nature to do good also always flows downward. In general people tend to be good, not be neutral. And it’s their nature to continue to do good because every human has the sense of mercy, shame, respect, and right and wrong.

Hindu Theory of “Human Nature”

The Hindu theory of “human nature” starts off with the Arjuna. The Arjuna is the human body and if you have knowledge of the Arjuna you are then called “the knower of the field” or knower of the human body. The Ajuna consists of five of each of the following; senses, elements, organs, organs of action. It also consists of three components of the mind; manas,

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