Mih-teih, or Me-teih

Mih-Teih, Or Me-Teih an eminent Chinese philosopher, who flourished about 400 B.C., says Dr. Legge "was an original thinker, and exercised a bolder judgment on things than Confucius. or any of his followers He taught that all the evils in society arise from the want of mutual universal love. For example, a prince loves only his own state, and does not love the neigh boring state. Therefore he makes war against it." "If princes," he asked, "regarded other states as their own, who would begin a war? If every one regarded his neighbor's person as his own, who would be found to rob? If universal love prevailed, all enmities, usurpations, and miseries would disappear. Princes, loving one another, would have no battle-fields; the chiefs of families, loving one another, would attempt no usurpation; men, loving one another, would commit no robberies." See Dr. Legge, Chinese Classics, volume 2, chapter 3; Thomas, Dict. of Biog. and Mythol. s v.

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