It is the teaching of Confucius who prayed for world peace and it is an idiom which is written at the beginning of one of the eight steps in Great Learning. It teaches that the realization of humankind’s greatest dream of world peace starts at one’s feet. If one could dig up the wisdom within oneself, one can be enlightened to the principles that matter. The logic is that moral training can be achieved by controlling oneself which leads to governing one’s family and then to governing the nations which results in world peace.
Controlling oneself is hard, let alone being a politician who has the power to control a country. Their influence on the world shall be inevitable.
Even if the stage is the world, those who move the stage are still just one person at his/her heart. Wisdom lies where one eliminates one’s worldly desires.
忍之一字（Nin No Ichi Ji）
Nin no Ichiji means that patience is the only way.
Nin means to pierce your heart with an edge.
It means to always reflect upon yourself regardless of any matter and seek for the cause of the problem which lies not in front of you, but within yourself.
It is hard for people to look at their own wrongdoings. In reflecting upon yourself, you find you have many problems and it is hard to face those problems. Therefore, your own instinct is to protect yourself which blocks you from reflecting upon yourself.
The result is, your eyes only focus on the outside and look for the cause of your problems externally, not internally.
Nin no Ichiji… The definition of this idiom in the dictionary says: “Only one word, “Patience” which is the paramount and important word for success and promotion”
I hope to realize the meaning of the word “patience” and have the courage to point the edge at myself.