Wang Yang-Ming, born Wang Shou-jen, was born in 1472 and
died in 1529. Wang Yangming was born in Hangchow, China.
Works by Wang
Yangming include "Instructions for Practical Living", "The Great
Learning" and "The Letters".
Famous Spiritual Quotes>
Wang Yangming Quotes
- No one who really
has knowledge fails to practice it. Knowledge without practice should be interpreted
as lack of knowledge.
- Knowledge is the beginning of practice; doing
is the completion of knowing.
- Nature is the original character of the
mind. Heaven is the source of Nature.
- I say there are no principles but those of the mind,
and nothing exists apart from the mind.
- Lack of seeking implies that one does not cherish one's
purpose with determination.
- That the sage is a sage is due solely to the fact that
his mind is completely dominated by heaven-given principles, and not hampered
- Whosoever is willing to devote himself to study may
become a sage, provided he devotes his mind to heaven-given principles.
- As he who grows a tree should not neglect to cultivate
the roots, so he who desires to grow in virtue should develop his mind.
- The human mind naturally finds pleasure in the principles
of righteousness, just as the eyes take pleasure in color and the ears in sound.
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