Integrity – 廉箴
- LIAN (Integrity)
不染一塵 心清如水 既有分辨，既不茍取，則心如水之澄清，自然不為塵俗所染。
A man who embodies the true character LIAN (integrity) will not take something as insignificant as a piece of straw if it does not by right belong to him. In order to be true to the character LIAN, one has to be very passionate about living in simplicity and be extremely cautious about giving or taking anything. Only those who are uncontaminated by lusts and selfish desires and whose hearts are as pure as spring water can be true to the character LIAN. When righteousness and honesty are demanded, such people will give away gold and valuables, and also turn away all attempts of bribery.