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Confucianism

Post  Jordan Wahba on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:35 am

Started in China in 500 B.C.E. Founded by Confucius (Kong Fu Tse). Spread to Japan, Korea, S.E Asia. Political-social philosophy, not religion. It was compatible with other religions, could practice Buddhism and Confucianism.
The Analects
The Analects: the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius’ followers. Main argument: the welfare of a country depended on the MORALS of its people, beginning from the nation’s leadership.
Quotations
“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds with his actions.”
“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
“If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.”
Importance of relationships
- Five right relationships= right society
- All relations unequal except for the final one.
- 1. Parent to child (filial Piety)
- 2. Ruler to subject,
- 3. Older to younger,
- 4. Husband to wife
- 5. Friend to friend
Importance of Education
Education is valuable and everyone should be able to get one. Become a gentleman. Put aside personal ambition for good of state. His teachings emphasized self-improvement, following good example, and the development of skilled judgment rather than knowledge of rules.
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