Tuesday, 6 October 2009

benevolence - study


Benevolence is the expression of kindness and altruism.

Chinese character ren2 -
It means 'benevolence' or 'humanity.' The left side is the ren2 radical (man) and the two (er4) on the right implies 'two persons' so the character stands for 'benevolence among people.' Ren2 is the heart of Confucianism. It is also a Chinese last name.
Pronunciation: ren2
Meaning: benevolence; humanity; virtue; kernel.

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