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Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Part 1. General Propriety

Chapter 3. Attitude

Section 1. About Attitude

Seeing, hearing, speaking, sitting, standing, walking, reclining, and facial expressions are the eight aspects of using the human body. This is called, in total, the attitude of the human body. If a person has a good attitude, all of that person's behavior will be beautiful, and if the person does not have a good attitude, all of that person's behavior will not be beautiful. Therefore, attitude is the foundation of all propriety. Thus, except for the situation in which one cannot utilize one's body freely, due to physical disorder, one should be heedful and discipline oneself to keep all attitudes correct and peaceful.