Comments on Human Nature by Laozi
Li Yanfang;Song Hui;Basic Teaching Department of Bozhou Vocational and Technical College;
The manifestation and harms of degeneration of human nature are analyzed: seeking after comfort,personal fame and gains are the most obvious manifestation of degeneration of human nature. Greed is reflection of crazy human nature.Ambition leads to death.Hurting and imposing on others are shortage of human nature. Flippancy is morbidity of human nature.Pursuit of pleasure harms the rest of life. Giving up halfway often spoils the situation.Craving for greatness and success brings about no success.Despotic rule and tyranny are the peak of evil human nature.The deep reason of human nature degeneration is deviation from basic principle of non-action.The ways of turning back to human nature are suggested as non-action,cultivating oneself,enlightenment of truth,and observing Tao.At the end,the meaning of Laozi's comments on human nature is demonstrated.