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[Vol.31 (2019)] Hou Ju or Ben Ju ?: A Reinterpretation of Zhu Xis Proposition Xin Ju Zhong Li
Author : CHEN Shuangzhu
Date : 19.03.05
Page : 153-174
Keyword : Zhu Xi , xin ju zhong li , li ju , xin ju , ben ju , hou ju
Abstract :

Xin ju zhong li is one of the important propositions of Zhu Xi to investigate the relations between mind (xin ) and principle (li ). Zhu Xi first proposed this term in the Sishu zhangju jizhu ϣ, and later further elaborated it in the Wenji and the Yulei ׾, and even till the later years before his death. As it has had much attention from the academia, because of scholarsdifferent understandings and focuses on studying Zhu Xis thinking, the results of the final interpretations became divergent. There were Mou Zongsans ٿ߲ hou wai ju shuo which means principle is embraced by mind through practices, Tang Junyis neng ju nei shuo Ү means the mind originally has the ability to embrace principle. Qian Mus hou ju shuo means principle embraced by mind as oneness through acquired practices. Chen Lais ben nei ju shuo Ү means principle is innately and originally embraced by mind. Basically, Mou and Qian both suggest hou ju while Tang and Chen took a stand on ben ju . Also, Mous wai ju shows significant contrast against Tangs ju nei Ү and Chens nei ju Ү. It can be found that the meaning of xin ju zhong li contains two dimensions by researching through a combination of Zhu Xis related texts. First is called jie guo yi ̿ϰ meaning when mind is in the undisturbed status, principle is innate together with mind as one,. Second is called gong neng yi meaning when mind is the entity with complete consciousness, it has the ability to become dominant and embrace the principle into itself as one. In Zhu Xis works, the jie gou yi takes precedence over the gong neng yi. However, no matter from which direction it is examined, Zhu Xis proposition of xin ju zhong li is confined to the ontological level rather than the practical level.


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