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You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder. ~Xi Zhi


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Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.Xi Zhi

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Speaking of skepticism... who is Xi Zhi? From what a quick search tells me, you got these from some purported "Chinese philosopher born in 1120"... but the only famous person with a name even close to that is Wang XiZhi, who was a 4th century calligrapher. Anyway, the "look for faults and try harder" type of advice seems much more characteristic of a Neo-confucian type than anything Zen or Tao... and I've never liked the "look at yourself in a negative, punishing light" thing about those guys.

Wang XiZhi is the person she's quoting.

Wang Xizhi (303–361) was a Chinese calligrapher traditionally referred to as the Sage of Calligraphy (書聖), who lived during the Jin Dynasty (265–420). He is considered by many to be one of the most esteemed Chinese calligraphers of all time, especially during and after the Tang Dynasty, and a master of all forms of Chinese calligraphy, especially the running script. Read more.

Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.

Xi Zhi

You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder.

Xi Zhi

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