Read the Beforeitsnews.com story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By The Epoch Times - China
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Now:
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:
Total:

Morality Has the Greatest Impact on People

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.



Wang Lie, also known as Wang Yanfang, was born in the old Taiyuan City (the southwestern part of today’s Yangqu County, Shanxi Province) at the end of East Han Dynasty. He was an upright person, and he was just. He used his noble moral character and conduct to influence and reform the villagers, and was highly respected. 

Once a man stole a cow and was caught by the owner. The thief kneeled in front the owner and begged: “Please send me to the officials and be dealt with according to the law; I deserve punishment by the law of the land. But please don’t let Mr. Wang Yanfang know about this.” 

On hearing the news, Wang sent someone over right away to apologize to the owner, and gave a bolt of cloth to the thief as a gift. People were puzzled and asked Wang. Wang explained: “The thief was afraid that I might find out about his misconduct, which meant that he was ashamed. People who are embarrassed by their own or detest others’ wrongdoing can be rehabilitated. What I did was to encourage him to make amend and start anew.”

Some time later an elderly gentleman lost a treasured sword. Someone found it and waited at the place for the owner to come and reclaim it. He waited till dusk when the elderly gentleman finally came looking for it. The man graciously returned the sword to him. The elderly gentleman was very grateful, and asked for his name. It turned out that he was the former cow thief. 

Whenever the villagers got embroiled in disputes, they would ask Wang to adjudicate and settle the dispute. Because of the effect of Wang’s moral education, some villagers would stop fighting and settle it among themselves before even seeing Wang. Some would resolve the issue on the way to seeing Wang: they would feel so ashamed, upon seeing Wang’s house, that they would reconcile with each other and go back home. Wang’s moral character had a more profound influence on people than the compulsion of punishment. 

Later, during the turmoil of the civil war, Wang took refuge in Eastern Liaoning Province. He quickly won the respect of the inhabitants there, and they enthusiastically embraced his ethical propriety. Cao Cao, an infamous warlord who controlled one-third of China at the time, heard about him and sent his messenger to recruit him. Wang politely declined. Wang maintained his noble integrity all his life, helped people do good, and was highly praised. 

Throughout history, all those who gained respect were people with high moral character. The impact and influence of morality surpassed everything else. Coercion can never truly subjugate people nor win over people’s hearts. Conscience is the core tenet for human conduct. It’s the footing of life, the righteous premise that upholds the truth of the universe, and the deep aspiration of the soul. 

Read the original Chinese article.

[email protected]

The Epoch Times publishes in 35 countries and in 19 languages. Subscribe to our e-newsletter.


Source:


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!


Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomics.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST


Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)

Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!

Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.

Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).

Report abuse

    Comments

    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    MOST RECENT
    Load more ...

    SignUp

    Login

    Newsletter

    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.