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Leadership should know the story of Muiiya(無以異也) of Mencius

Today, I think the Leadership should know “Muiiya” which means “No difference”.. What are no difference? “Swords” and “Politics”.  The story is from Mencius; conversation with King Hui of Lian Ch4..

 

My last posting was about the Korean Drama “Six Flying Dragon”. I’ve become a big fan of it these days. lol Muiiya(無以異也) is one of the OST of it. You could listen to the music here.. I put the Youtube. 🙂

 


The lyrics of Muiiya

Sword dance and flower-viewing,
the melody of Do-Hwa-Jeon is shivery cheerful
All the great works for the past 500 years went for nothing

Fathers get stabbed to death by sword,
children get torn to death under taxes
The wail of pain is echoing through Manwoldae
in the flying ashes (of cremated bodies)

Mu-Yi-Yi-Ya (Is there any difference)? Mu-Yi-Yi-Ya?
I’m asking the world, on deciding life and death
Is there any difference between politics and swords?

You, the nameless bird in the sky,
why are you wailing so sadly?
You can’t find where wildflowers have fallen anyway

Mu-Yi-Yi-Ya (Is there any difference)? Mu-Yi-Yi-Ya?
I’m asking the world, on deciding life and death
Is there any difference between politics and swords?

You, the nameless bird in the sky,
why are you wailing so sadly?
You can’t find where wildflowers have fallen anyway


The lyrics as you can see… I feel sad..

Do you know Mencius? If you know Kongzi; Confucius, you would know him as well. 🙂 Confucius was a Chinese teacher and philosopher. He developed a system know as Confucianism, which is often followed in a religious manner but I think it’s not a religion but ethics, Confucius’ study.. Great teaching for people.

梁惠王章句上 四章

梁惠王曰, 寡人願安承敎.
孟子對曰, 殺人以梃與刃, 有以異乎.
曰, 無以異也.
以刃與政, 有以異乎.
曰, 無以異也.
[後略]

King Hui of Lian – Ch.4
King Hui of Liang : I would like to comfortably receive your instruction.
Mencius : Is there any difference between killing a man with a stick or a sword?
King Hui of Liang : No difference
Mencius : Is there any difference between doing it with a sword and doing it with government?
King Hui of Liang : No difference
[The rest omitted]

From this conversation, we should know that the sword which would be the weapon today is not different from the politics… And the world is broad but.. we could feel the world becomes narrow because we could feel the whole politics and economics of each countries are effected by each countries… so close! I could recognize what is happening in China by Twitter or TV-News.

America – Asia, Europe – Africa, Oceania-America, etc…

network_world

As I’m writing, I feel more complicated… 😦  How can we solve all the problems???

Today, One thing I wanted to express is that the leadership should think the people of the country.. All the president or Prime minister of each countries should think!! Politics and the people..

Ah… The election of USA is coming!! soooooooo controversial~!!  I Hope the leader is elected, who keeps Peace in mind not War. 🙂

“If each nation’s head and leaders desire for world peace and love their people, they should sign the cessation of war into international law and sign the peace agreement”

excerpt of Declaration of World Peace, written by Man-Hee Lee

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