"Our hospital's ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was unfortunately infected with coronavirus during his work in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic," the hospital said. "He died at 2:58 am on Feb 7 after attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful." Li was among a number of supposed "rumormongers" detained in December for spreading news about the virus. He had warned about a potential "SARS-like" virus spreading in Wuhan. Nothing Li said was incorrect, but it came as officials in the city were downplaying the severity of the outbreak and its risk to the public (Wuhan hospital announces death of whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang).
Dr. Li Wenliang, Mencius also likes you
Original Chang Yan Ru
Earlier this morning, the media issued announcements that Dr. Li Wenliang, the "whistleblower" of the new pneumonia epidemic, died unfortunately because of ineffective treatment after the infection. In less than 24 hours, netizens across the country have organized a grand and solemn "Yun Guo Funeral" for him.
When I heard the news, I was still reading Mencius. In recent times, I have seen many WeChat friends reading the books from time to time, and I admire everyone's learning ability, but I am very embarrassed. For half a month, I have not read the book Mencius. Using the holidays to re-recognize Mencius was a task I assigned myself before the Spring Festival holiday. Due to the slow progress, this task has not been completed. But I enjoyed this rhythm very much. For the spectacular scene of Mencius, how can we stop to watch the flowers? I feel more and more that Dr. Li Wenliang is actually a valiant and warrior from the perspective of Mencius!
The epidemic is approaching. Every Chinese with conscience wants to do something for the country and society. For non-first-line fighters, everyone's expressions are different. Whether it is engraving for Academician Zhong Nanshan, or dedicating love and boosting spirit with singing, poetry, painting and calligraphy, they are all contributing to fighting the epidemic. We shouldn't use the heart of others to measure the belly of others, thinking that this is a hype. What can we do? Everyone is just doing their part with their skills. This is exactly what Mencius said:
The first sentence: "A gentleman is too good to be good with people." ("Mencius Gongsun Ugly Chapters") Mencius said that "being good to others" is different from today's usage. Mencius originally meant to do good with others.
The second sentence: "No vegetarian meals, isn't it bigger than that?" ("Mencius: Heart and Heart Chapters") "No vegetarian meals" comes out of the Book of Songs, which means not to eat for nothing. Mencius believes that people's greatest credit is to not eat for nothing.
In contrast, Dr. Li, he did both. Some people call Dr. Li a hero, but we don't want to deliberately elevate him. He posted the disease truthfully among his classmates, and continued to stay at work after experiencing police warnings until he became sacrifice. Compared with a hero in the traditional sense, Dr. Li may not look so "strong". He is more committed to his professional duties, to speak his sincere words, to do his job, and to sincerely care about relatives, friends and patients around him. He has achieved "being good to others" and "not vegetarian", and is a well-deserved, dedicated, honest and friendly white angel!
However, from the perspective of the moral realm and actual impact, Dr. Li is no different from the heroes in the traditional sense, and even more powerful than other heroes! So, first of all, I still want to see Dr. Li Wenliang as a mortal, a mortal with flesh and blood, and a kind and righteous person. But this mortal, in the last period of his life, his words and deeds are more in line with Confucian values and Mencius spirit. Therefore, we said that Mencius knows something and should like Dr. Li Wenliang.
Dr. Li is the "scientist" in Mencius's eyes. Mencius himself is a very self-confident person. With Yao Shun as an idol and Confucius as an example, he advocated "benevolent politics" and "kingdom", but his words were not just for politicians. Everyone could learn from it. Mencius referred to himself as "the forerunner of the heavenly people" ("Mencius Wanzhang Chapter 1"), thinking that if Heaven did not let him inspire the people, who would he rely on? ("Mencius Gongsun Under the Ugly Chapters") The spirit of responsibility and mission. Dr. Li first released the epidemic information. Although he did not have the consciousness of becoming famous at the time and was silently dedicating since then, he did play the role of a prophet, so we call him the "whistleblower" of the epidemic. . In the early years of the Republic of China, Li Yuanhong Shang, who was forced to embark on the revolutionary path, was able to take the "gong" to the forefront and take the lead in the revolution, not to mention the true forerunner, Dr. Li!
Dr. Li is the "sincere person" in Mencius's eyes. Confucianism is sincere, and the Lord respects. The Book of Rites begins with "No disrespect." Mencius said, "Sincerity is also the way of heaven; sincerity is also the way of people." ("Mencius Lilou Chapter" ") Sincerity is the natural truth, pursuing honesty is the truth of being a man. Dr. Li is a professional and knows that this virus should not be underestimated. Therefore, when he first told the truth, he might be frightened and cautious, but after all, he spoke (sending a WeChat group), which is a great move. It can be described as "civil cannot be slowed down" ("Mencius Tengwen Gongzhang"). I see that Professor Zhang Xinmin of Guizhou University wrote a sentence when we reposted an article in the WeChat circle of friends. It is thought-provoking: "Morphing is the magic weapon of rumors, and honesty is the bounden duty of honesty." Doctors speak by facts, and honesty is of course The bounden duty of a doctor.
Dr. Li is the "adult" in Mencius's eyes. In the book Mencius, he mentioned "adults" many times. The "adults" in Mencius's mouth were not so much addressed to the "meat eaters" as the ordinary people. Adults, that is, gentlemen and benevolent persons, have the essential characteristic of advocating benevolence and righteousness, as Mencius said: "You have the righteousness and righteousness, and the things of the adult are prepared." ("Mencius · Heart and Heart Chapter") "Adults, do n’t Those who have lost their unrequited heart. "(" Mengzi · Liu Lou Chapter Sentence ") He Renxin, the doctor who deserves to be a typical benevolent healer, who sincerely loves and earns glory behind him, can be described as" Ben Renrong, Dishonor is disgraceful "(" Mencius · Gongsun Ugly Chapters "). Based on Mencius'" four ends ", Dr. Li has at least half of it-the heart of concealment, the heart of right and wrong!
Dr. Li is the "sage of the saints" in Mencius's eyes. Mencius had fiercely criticized two other philosophers, Yang Zhu and Mo Di during the Warring States Period. Yang Zhu advocated "for me" and was as hairless as an iron cock; Mo Zhai advocated "common love" and loved others' daughter-in-law as much as his own wife. For these two kinds of men, Mencius called them "beasts"! Since Mencius did not agree with the "opposite of the other party", Mencius should put forward a set of his own, which is to inherit the careers of Dayu, Gong Gong, and Confucius-correct people's hearts, extinguish the fallacy, oppose radicalism, and refute absurdity, so he said: "Can Those who speak away from Yang Mo are also saints. "" Mencius Tengwen's Official Chapter "Sage saints must be different from Yang Zhu and Mo Zhai. They must think for others, put an end to selfishness, and uphold Poor love. Isn't Dr. Li such a person? After learning the truth about the new type of lung disease, he did not remain silent or advertise it. Instead, he told his relatives and friends with caution, which is in line with the golden mean.
Regardless, as an ordinary man, Dr. Li Wenliang, whether he was a "whistleblower", or he succumbed to his death and died afterwards, he has achieved "poorness and injustice, cannot leave the way" and "remembrance to the sky, not to bow "Bad in people" ("Mencius · Heart-to-heart Chapters"), also coincides with the idea of pursuing his administration in his position. He did not necessarily read the Confucian and Mencius books, nor did he deliberately practice the Confucian and Mencius way, but perfectly interpreted the unique charm and magic of Confucianism as "daily use without knowing".
Although Dr. Li has "swipe the screen", the pictures he has circulated on the Internet so far are all wearing masks, and most of us do not know his true face. But this is no longer important. With a mask, he is even more valiant! The most significant death that Confucianism admires is called "destiny". In Mencius's words, "dead to the best of his life, so is destiny." ("Mencius · Hearts and Hearts") do his best to practice kindness Way to death, well done! This is precisely the death of Dr. Li. In this sense, Mencius praises Dr. Li for nothing!
Mr. Sang Hengchang, a well-known poet in Jinan, wrote in a poem in memory of Dr. Li: "A glance at the left of the Yangtze River / a glance at Hanshui / this night / flood season is everywhere."
May the sea change into mulberry fields after the flood season!
Dr. Li Wenliang is leaving! (February 7, 2020