13. Why is there the distinction of Saints, Sages, and the ordinary among humans?

Human beings come from Heaven. (Heaven is used by Confucianism to represent Tao.) Since Heaven consists of Li-tien9, 11Qi-tien 9, 12, and Xiang-tien9, 13, so human beings possess the Li-xingQi-xing, and Zhi-xing 14 too.

Yin and yang evolve from Tai-ji. Yin and yang then evolve the four seasons, eight Solar Periods,* twenty-four Seasonal Periods, seventy-two Proper Periods, and three-hundred sixty degrees.

Every five degrees constitute a Proper Period, and the fate in each Proper Period is different, just like the celestial latitude varies with every degree. Continue reading “13. Why is there the distinction of Saints, Sages, and the ordinary among humans?”