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“Reawakening Jen in Our Civilization”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

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.


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