Essence (hsing), undoubtedly related to logos, appears closely knit with life (ming) when entering phenomena.

The character ming really signifies a royal command then, destiny, fate, the fate allotted to a man, so too, the duration of life, the measure of vitality at one’s disposal, and Essence (hsing), undoubtedly related to logos, appears closely knit with life (ming) when entering phenomena.

The character ming really signifies a royal command then, destiny, fate, the fate allotted to a man, so too, the duration of life, the measure of vitality at one’s disposal, and thus it comes about that ming (life) is closely related to Eros.

Both principles are, so to speak, super-individual.

Man as a spiritual being is made human by essence (hsing).

The individual man possesses it. but it extends far beyond the limits of the individual.

Life (ming) is also super-individual in that man must simply accept a destiny which does not come from his conscious will and thus it comes about that ming (life) is closely related to Eros. ~The Secret of the Golden Flower, Page 11.