Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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Title
A Study on the Relationship between the Mencius and the Maeumron of Donguisusebowon - focusing on Mencius Chapter 3 -
Authors
Byeong-Hak Lim1, Gu-Won Choi 1, Su-Jeong Yun 1
Affiliations
1 Dept. of Eastern Studies, Graduate School of Oriental Studies, WonKwang University
Source
JSCM
Year
2019
Volume
31
Issue
1
Page
13-25
Information
Received
February 19, 2019
Revised
February 19, 2019
Accepted
February 28, 2019
DOI
C.author
Byeong-Hak Lim (phlim39@naver.com) 
Published
March 31, 2019
Abstract
Objectives
Lee Je-Ma’s Sasang-philosophy that was discussed in Donguisusebowon is Maeumron and Qi-philosophy. Sasang-philosophy has a direct origin to Mencius, which discusses the Maeumron of Confucianism. Therefore the relationship between Maeumron of Donguisusebowon and Mencius Chapter 3 will be examined.

Methods
Materials and references were collected about the literature survey. Lee Je-Ma’s books such as Donguisusebowon, Gyeokchigo and a book of Confucianism including the Mencius.

Results and Conclusions
Hoyeonjiqi in ‘Sadanron’ of Donguisusebowon encompasses the Qi of metaphysical personality and physiological Qi, and it can be seen that it is the Qi that fuses body and mind together. Benevolence, righteousness, propriety and wisdom are directly linked to the personal mind of Sasangin. Unlike the mencius's four clues of virtue, the Sadan is discussed in terms of the large and small organs in four constitution such sa lungs, spleen, liver, and kidneys.
Next, In the relationship between Taesim of ‘Whoakchungron’ and greed of Mencius, if discuss a relationships between 'I understand language' and Taesim, Deceptive speech connects with the dogmatism of Soeumin, Licentious speech connects with indulgence of Taeumin, Crooked speech connects with laziness of Soyangin and Evasive speech connects with selfishness of Taeyangin.
Also in the relationship between taking delight?gladness without real cause?idleness?arrogant and Taesim, taking Delight connects with the dogmatism of Soeumin, Gladness without real cause connects with selfishness of Taeyangin, Idleness connects with laziness of Soyangin, and Arrogant connects with indulgence of Taeumin.
The next thing, people of Four types of ‘Gwangjeseol’ coincide with Mencius. Also Love benevolence and enjoy goodness, Envy benevolence and jealous talent in the ‘Gwangjeseol’ are able to find the source directly in Mencius.
Keyword
Donguisusebowon, Mencius, Maeumron, Sasang-philosophy, Sasangin.
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