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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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Frightening and eye-opening all at once From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hear much, but maintain silence as regards doubtful points and be cautious in speaking of the rest; then you will seldom get into trouble. Light to moderate shelf wear.

If this book didn’t have all the notes and commentary I don’t think I would enjoy it as much.

9780140443486 – The Analects (Penguin Classics) by Confucius

Lord Meng Wu asked about filial piety. The Master took four subjects for his teaching: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Master never talked of prodigies, feats of strength, disorders, or spirits. So for me the Introduction and the insight it provided into Chinese language and, thus, fundamentally, Chinese thinking was worth the price of the book.

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Heavy writing, highlighting and marker. PenguinDec 20, – Religion – pages. The Master xnalects court and asked: The dust jacket if applicable may be missing. When Confucius was asked what he thought about the idea of being kind to someone who does you wrong, he pointed out that this would be unfair to people who treat you right, who deserve to be treated better than people who do you wrong.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The exact confuciius of Wangsun Jia is not clear.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? You repay an injury with straightness, but you repay a good turn with a good turn.

Learn as if you will never catch up, and as if you feared losing what you have already attained. To become a better person, in order to incrementally approach the state of benevolence, let alone the seemingly impossible status of a sage which Confucius thought almost impossible. Ocnfucius edgewear and markings on back cover.

I would recommend it to those interested in philosophy. For a book that I found rather dull when I was working through it, I have spent a lot of confuclus thinking about its contents afterwards.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Feb 10, Darwin8u rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 08, Vaishali rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes, the ruler should act like a ruler and the ruled should act like the ruled, and yes, sons should respect their elders even, or especially, after their passingand yes, poor people should be content with their lot; but this is hardly even the most important lessons of Confucianism.

Events in the Life of Confucius Chronology Appendix 2: Where to begin talking about Confucius? They are copied from tradition. I also liked the suggestion of Confucius that one should not serve in government when evil people dominated the government. Confucius declined on the grounds of illness. In this classic translation of The Analects by Arthur Waley, the questions Confucius addressed two and a half millennia ago remain as relevant as ever.


– The Analects (Penguin Classics) by Confucius

Yuan Rang sat casually, with his legs sprawled out, waiting for Confucius. Zilu asked how to serve a prince. Pages with related products. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. How should the state be ruled? I link all on a single thread. Confucius married, had children, and died a natural death it appears as opposed to being executed like Jesus and Socrates.

In China, mortuary jades were used in the same way. Yet there are the four seasons going round and there penvuin the hundred things coming into being. This punitive culture developed as a result of Legalism, which enforced harsh discipline classsics helped the state of Qin ascend to empire a couple hundred years after Confucius died. 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.

Chin’s translation, more than others I’ve read, helped me understand the importance Confucius places on education and tradition: View all 5 comments. Confucianism, insofar as I understand it, mostly falls into the latter category.

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