Day 6: January 6 – No Root, No Fruit

The Lingering Gardens, Suzhou

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Obelisk

Things being investigated, knowledge became complete.

Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts sincere.

Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified.

Their hearts being rectified, their persons cultivated.

Their persons being cultivated, their families regulated.

Their families being regulated, their States were rightly governed.

Their States being rightly governed, the whole kingdom was made tranquil and happy.

From the Son of Heaven down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything.

~ The Great Learning

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On This Day

1412: Joan of Arc is born in France.

1838: Samuel Morse gives his first public demonstration of his invention, the electric telegraph.

1919: Death of American president Theodore Roosevelt.

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