Virtue

Cham Shan Buddhist Temple, Toronto

The Chinese character (德) is a key concept in Chinese philosophy, usually translated “inherent character; inner power; integrity” in Taoism, “moral character; virtue; morality” in Confucianism and other contexts, and “quality; virtue” or “merit; virtuous deeds” in Chinese Buddhism.

The earliest written forms of  (德) are oracle script from the Shang Dynasty (ca. 1600-1046 BCE) and bronzeware script and seal script from the Zhou Dynasty (1045-256 BCE).

~Wikipedia~

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