Abstract:In this sequel of my previous publication, I will continue my discussion of the word tian
as it appears in the Guodian texts. I shall argue that, from natural order arises xing
, human’s distinctive potentiality, which is endowed by heaven to follow and be guided by the heavenly principle. I thereafter will elaborate the sages’ role as cultural creators. The distinct roles of heaven and humanity are further deepened when tian and ming
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