- To love people, especially one's parents.
- Not asking others to do what you would rather not do.
- To behave with the nature of propriety by controlling on oneself.
- To have unbending desire to accomplish what is right regardless of how insignificant the result may initially seem when compared to the amount of effort put forth.
- To value others' honor before your own.
- To put others' freedom, before your own.
To implement humanity he said one should:
1) Practice utmost prudence, modesty and discretion in everyday life.sincerity with whole-heartedness to others at all times.
2) Devote oneself to assigned work be it large or small.
A. Man may occupy two positions in a lifetimeBasically there are two kinds of position; one is the live virtues given by heaven, explained earlier, and the other given by man, such as a cabinet minister, bureau chief, and so on.
B. Greed is Insatiable
He who is content with what he has is the richest man in the world. On the other hand, if one has everything and still more, he may yet be poor.
C. Be humbleA weed holds up its head in arrogance while a mature grain bows its head in humility.
D. Self-criticismNo one is wise from the moment of birth.
- Have I neglected others' requests because of selfishness
- Have I behaved with a sincere attitude towards friends
- Have I inspired others with certainty, while being uncertain myself
- Have I neglected to practice virtue
- Have I erred in my studies
- Have I avoided acting with righteousness
- Have I corrected myself immediately upon realizing my fault
E. Be SoftBecause light is formless and soft, it can illuminate and give warmth to even hidden corners.
F. Respect of eldersAs son respects parents, younger brother respects older brother, man must always respect his elders or seniors.
G. Respect the rights of othersTo criticize someone who is better, to covet other's possessions and to steal the merits of others are the marks of an unscrupulous man.
H. Be justTo be correct and forthright is to live one's life correctly.
I. Be frugal
J. Be discreetIn every thing he does, a person must not be impulsive or reckless but be patient and thoughtful.
K. Know true happinessLao-Tzu pointed out that nature was based upon harmony contrasts.
- Healthy parents and harmony within the family.
- To live with pride and honor through correct behavior.
- To educate the young to become upright and useful members of society.
L. Let your actions speak for yourself.Even the ablest orator is apt to err if given to verbiage. A closed mouth can save a fish from the hook as well as stay secrets from the enemy. To speak only what is meaningful is a sign of a cultivated person. People talk mostly to brag about themselves or to gain advantage over others.
M. Develop peace of mindA clear pond becomes muddy if agitated and then returns to its original state when allowed to settle undisturbed.
N. Be firm of mindA person of strong conviction is unsuspicious and unafraid. When proved wrong, he has the moral strength to admit his mistakes to even the most humble and has the courage to stand up to the mighty if he believes himself or herself to be right.
O. Be devotedAs meditation is to the religious, concentration and devotion is to the artist, and perseverance is to the laborer, so is moral culture to the practitioner of the martial arts. In other words a person's unflinching dedication to his own interest and duty is the source of life and power. Cultivation of mind, therefore, is no monopoly of any particular person.
Fifth Edition 1999, General Choi, Hong Hi.