Imprint: Penguin Classics The Analects express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all. The Analects has ratings and reviews. Darwin8u said: 子 Paperback, Penguin Classics, pages. Published Confucius, The Analects, XVII ‘The Master said, “If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil ”’ The Analects are a collection of Confucius’s.

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The Analects

To know when one really knows and to know when one is really ignorant. Every reading is helping me go a bit deeper and wider into man’s search for God and, through that, meaning in this life.

The political sayings of a Chinese master 22 June While I have credited the writing of this work to Confucius, it was not actually written by him but rather by his disciples. Any thought of accepting wealth and rank by means that I know to be wrong is as remote from me as the clouds that float above. Questions are raised and answered.

This is a classic of Eastern thought well worth the study. Confucius [ BC], though of noble descent, was born in humble circumstances. Irish StoreDublin, Ireland Seller rating: Feb 08, Otto Lehto rated it really liked it.

Whatever you may say of his politics, his morality is a powerful self-help tool for all generations, a way to learn to become a better person through letting go of temptations. In a class taught by General George S.

How utterly things have gone to the Bad with me! Don’t have a Kindle? It is a complex system of moral, social, political, and religious thought which had tremendous influence on the history of Chinese civilization up to the 21st century. Pages are clean with no markings.


But the best ones are great. Good advice in the state of Lu during the Zhou dynasty, and good advice in any modern nation nowadays. When a man is praised with words of respect, he cannot help but be pleased with them. Ideas – The greatest innovation Confucius devised is inventing his own occupation of the private teacher. Further, like Jesus Christ and Socrates, the books are a record of his sayings though, unlike Jesus Christ, he did not perform any miracles, nor did he speak of salvation.

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The Ming Dynasty in Decline. Write a customer review. Sign up to receive offers and updates: It helped that prior to this, I had primed myself with a picture-book version of his life and stories: I find the comparison between them fascinating, because in the great ethical teacher of China aalects the forefather of modern Western republicanism, you find the seeds of two great cultures, which in our time can either be adversaries or can learn from one another for their mutual benefit.

And I say study rather than read because while it is quite brief 82 pages there are a wealth of “chapters” that will leave you pondering–in a good way! So kudos to you, Confucius, your reputation is well-deserved.

I focus on those who are good and seek to emulate them, and focus on pengujn who are bad in order to be reminded of what needs to be changed in myself.

Unless Listed in this decription, VG or Better. The totality of the book is seamlessly interwoven to give you everything you need for comprehension, while not an iota more.

Search Results Results 1 of And also for the keen insight it provides into the Chinese people and why things are the way they are.


It is fascinating to read a philosophy that is so different than that of the Greeks. Jul 30, Michael Connolly rated it really liked it Shelves: There are some fine maxims in here, but also many sections that are alternately baffling or boring.

But more than being read, it is the kind of text that can only be understood through years of study and immersion in its content. He believed that politics is only an extension of morals, and spent ten years travelling through the various states of China spreading his ideas.

The book may be an ex-library book. Millions of books are added to our site everyday and when we find one that matches your search, we’ll send you an e-mail. Clever talk and a pretentious manner are seldom found in the Good Lau By Confucius Introduction by D. Please Combine – The Analects 2 15 Aug 12, Despite the Master’s emphasis on hierarchy, obedience and class consciousness as essential elements of a good society, there is much more nuance, in Confucius, beyond the consolidation of social stratification.

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The Analects by Confucius

Where to begin talking about Confucius? Many of his views are, in fact, contradictory or ambiguous.

If you learn without thinking about what you have learned, you will be lost. This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled.