WCW, What DWill said was about Confucianism shortened to Cism. "To the extent that Cism makes a metaphysical claim, it is that human morality is built into the universe." This illustrates how eastern thought is grounded in a real connection between nature and spirit, whereas Western thought is grounded in their separation. Your comment about the supernatural is interesting as it assumes that metaphysics is instrinsically supernatural, whereas for eastern though this is not so. This separation is at the heart of the fall.