“Reawakening Jen in Our Civilization”
Arthur Waley writes of Jen, our inherent humanity, as “The Way of Goodness, long discarded by the rulers of the world in favour of a Way of violence and aggression.”*
Will Jen ever return?
The only possible answer I see is when our civilization devotes what is left of it to Enlightened Mothering. But then that would already be the Way of Goodness, of Jen.
* The Analects of Confucius (New York: Vintage Books, 1989) p. 4.