The Great Learning — Book Summary

  1. Seek the Greatest Excellence
  2. Find the root cause
  3. Follow the natural sequence
  4. How to purify your thoughts
  5. How to straighten your mind
  6. How to cultivate your actions
  7. How to organize a family (or lead a small group)
  8. How to govern a country (or lead a large group)

Lesson 1: Seek the Greatest Excellence

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What does “enlightening one’s bright virtues” mean?

Lesson 2: Find The Root Cause

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What is selfless love?

But without desire, how could I be successful? How could society advance?

Broaden Your Heart

The problem isn’t wealth, fame, or power. The problem is the small selfish intention.

Lesson 3: Follow the Sequence

Lesson 4: How to Purify Your Thoughts

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Lesson 5: How to Straighten Your Mind

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Lesson 6: How to Cultivate Actions

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Lesson 7: How to Organize A Family (or Lead a Small Group)

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  1. First lead the people near you before the people far away
  2. Be sincere
  3. Lead by example
  4. Be considerate and forgiving

1. First lead the people near you before the people far away

2. Be sincere

3. Lead by Example

4. Be Considerate and Forgiving

Lesson 8: How to Govern a Country (or Lead a Large Group)

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  1. The Way of the Measuring Square
  2. Leader = Parent
  3. Re-Emphasizing The Importance of Virtues
  4. How to Properly Use Wealth
  5. Seek Virtuous Influences

1. The Way of The Measuring Square = The Golden Rule

2. Leader = Parent

3. Re-Emphasizing The Importance of Virtues

4. How to Properly Use Wealth

5. Seek Virtuous Influences

A Practical Starting Point

A Role Model: Liao Fan

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