Ming yun

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Ming yun (Chinese: 命运) is a concept of the personal life and destiny in the Chinese folk religion.[1] Ming is "life" or "right", the given status of life, and yun defines "circumstance" and "individual choice"; ming is given and influenced by the transcendent force Tian (天), that is the same as the "divine right" (tian ming) of ancient rulers as identified by Mencius.[2] Personal destiny (ming yun) is thus perceived as both fixed (the status of life) and flexible, open-ended (the individual choice in matters of bao ying).[3]

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  1. ^ Lizhu, Na. 2013. p. 21
  2. ^ Lizhu, Na. 2013. p. 21
  3. ^ Lizhu, Na. 2013. p. 21