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These short, easy to understand aphorisms are arranged by topic, making this a perfect book to pick up any time you need some inspiration. 

The Caigentan (psy-gen-tawn) is a 16th century text written by Ming Dynasty scholar and philosopher Hong Zicheng.  With its combination of wisdom from Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, this book has inspired political leaders, thinkers, and businessman for centuries.  


1.On living2.On keeping a warm heart and a healthy mind3.On judging oneself4.On getting along with others

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Hong Zicheng was a Ming Dynasty philosopher, teacher, and writer.  Very little is known about his life and career, and despite the popularity of The Caigentan, it is believed that the vast majority of his works have been lost forever.

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