Rituals create community by translating our love into action - Article on Xunzi by Curie Virág

For Xunzi, the Chinese Confucian philosopher of the third century BCE, emotions such as love and gratitude are not just feelings in response to events – things that happen to us – but possibilities for action. Through ritual, he declares, we ‘give a shape to that which is without physical substance and magnificently accomplish proper form’.

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