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The list of significant Doubts emphasizes the function of qi in attaining a lifetime of engagement with different people, with the bigger society, and with nature as an entire. instead of inspire transcendental escapism or quietism, Ekken articulates a philosophy of fabric strength as a foundation of residing a lifetime of dedication to the area. during this spirit, ethical cultivation isn't really an remoted or a self-centered preoccupation, yet an task that happens in the dynamic forces of nature and amid the rigorous calls for of society. during this context, a vitalism of qi is an emergent strength, not just offering the philosophical grounding for this vivid interplay but in addition giving a foundation for an research of the wildlife that plumbs the primary inside of issues. Ekken therefore aimed to articulate an artistic and dynamic milieu for ethical schooling, political concord, social coherence, and agricultural sustainability.

The checklist of serious Doubts embodies Ekken's profound dedication to Confucian principles and practices as a mode for constructing an integrative moral imaginative and prescient, one he was hoping could consultant Japan via a brand new interval of peace and balance. an important philosophical treatise within the eastern Neo-Confucian culture, The checklist of significant Doubts illuminates a vital bankruptcy in East Asian highbrow history.

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