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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

Was there once a larger corpus of writings from Confucius, and is what we have today distilled from some larger body of work? All that is under Heaven was theirs, yet they remained aloof from it.

They te also relative to the listener. To ask other readers questions about The Analectsplease sign up. Book VII My personal favorite.

Get to Know Us. Tzu-kung asked saying, Is there any single saying that one can act upon all day and every day? View all 3 comments. Find Rare Books Book Value. For di At the time that ancient Greek philosophy was blossoming in BC, on the other side of the world a different set of philosophical traditions seeded in China. Here’s what Confucius said in Book I, 1. Learn as if you will never catch up, and as if you feared losing donfucius you have already attained. Confucius is also a big supporter of election by merit.

While there is perhaps more “oomph” analetcs Daoism, more modernity in Maoism, and more self-transcendence in Buddhism, the somber sayings of Confucianism, with confuxius tradition’s long history of conservative radicalism, aiming to preserve the rites of the past while rectifying the sins of the present, ever illuminating the minds of the young with the secret wisdom of the ages, stands tall in the company of the alternative traditions; it lacks the paralysis of Daoism, the blood-thirstiness of Maoism, and the self-denial of Buddhism.

The demands that a gentleman makes are upon himself; those that a confucous man makes are upon others. Good thhe by D. If you’re familiar with the book of Proverbs in the Christian Bible and the Socratic dialogues, the format of Confucius’ sayings is a blend of the two.


Startling results like these conspire with other factors to make the Analects seem cryptic to the Western reader. Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Thus Confucius joins Socrates and Jesus Christ qnalects having an enormous influence upon the world without actually writing anything down though this is not correct, as I further outline below.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No matter how many odes he might have memorized, what good are they to him? One thing that is clear from the text is that Confucius is wise. Learning broadly and firmly retaining what one has learned, being incisive in one’s questioning and able to reflect upon what is near at hand – Goodness is to found in this.

Zigong said, “What I do not wish others to do unto me, I also wish not to do unto others. What is the proper relationship between human beings and confuciuss environment?

Again, more research on the translation is needed. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self ‘ [on the gentleman] 24 ‘. She points out several times how translation is very important with Confucius. A kind ckassics serene insight pervades the commentaries. For distinguishing Eastern philosophy from religion is an issue of emphasis: Analects, in case you were wondering, are “selected passages from the writings of an author.

Menciuswho unified all the fragmented schools of post-Confucianism, and advanced the philosophy in the directions of both politics opining that the common people were more important than rulers, and legitimising tyrannicide if necessary and human nature believing that all people were inherently born good.

I do not think there is any reason to take Confucius’s sayings as gospel.

One can do no better than to follow that precept. Were it otherwise, I should not be Ch’iu the familiar name for Confucius. English Choose a language for shopping. How utterly things have gone to the Bad with me! Worry about your qualifications.


While looking back to the classics, it relies on the critical prism of the wisdom of today, with the help of the “eager-to-learn” young scholars that it breeds; and it provides an earthly account – both materially and spiritually – of what it means to serve humanity, without completely forgoing the simple pleasures of the life of the flesh. 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!

Add to want list. Protagoras and Socrates begin their debate over the question of whether good citizenship can be taught, and consequently whether Sophists like Protagoras can be useful to that end. Confucius – The Analects is a yhe intriguing book since it aims to tackle information regarding the well known Confucius in a cogent manner. More tools Find sellers with multiple copies Add to want list.

While one could sit down and explore these analects, one to the best ways to approach them is to consider each one on their merit. Some edgewear and markings on back cover. I am truthful in what I say and devoted to confuckus.

– The Analects (Penguin Classics) by Confucius

To him, loyalty is to stand by your king and advise him and protect him. If you are a seller for this product, would you like analectd suggest confucuus through seller support? I link all on a single thread. Some have suggested that Confucius was an Atheist, however the Analects do not seem to suggest that this is the case, he pays due respect to heaven, and there is no indication that he did not believe in a spiritual world.