It features a substantial portion of selected verses from the Analects, the collection of saying of, and stories about, Confucius compiled a couple of centuries after his death, as well as some of the insights of one of his most famous later disciples -- Mencius, and throughout insightful, helpful, and enjoyable commentary by Lin Yutang. From this arise rebellion, disobedience, cunning and deceit, and general immorality. Or red cloth in jacket. The spine may show signs of wear. But an alternative perspective to what Confucius puts forward is that this condition is temporary and never permanent. A scholar keeps in order to reach the truth.
The rest of the book has Confucius opinions and sayings on certain subjects. Being vast and deep, it is transcendental and intelligent. We have to take care of ourselves. It is mostly 'Confucius said this, and Confucius said that. In doing so, leaders would lead by positive example. He was a very wise man who wrote many famous sayings. At the time of his death, Confucius was convinced that his teachings had not made a significant impact on Chinese culture, even though his teachings would go on to become the official imperial philosophy of China.
Prolific writer of a wide variety of works in Chinese and English; in the 1930s he founded several Chinese magazines specializing in social satire and Western-style journalism. To know and to know more one must move and learn. Confucius hated the disorder that ensued and looked back on a time when things like that were not even thought of. It only talks about what was going on in China at that period of time. I thought this book was very hard to read. Confucius claimed no greatness, instead he looked to a past time that he saw as the golden age. Because of this we take care in describing the condition of each book in as much detail as possible, images provided are of the actual book.
The founder of Buddhism was a man called Siddhartha Gautama, born to a wealthy family and destined for greatness; Siddhartha, however, left his family and the palace in search for religious truth and an end to suffering. Includes a section on the life of Confucius, chapters on central harmony, ethics and politics, Confucius's aphorisms and discourses, and excerpts from Mencius. In 1939 he published his renowned English novel Moment in Peking. The Wisdom of Confucius ' When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults. The text that is left covers a wide arrange of things from how to run a government down to how individuals behave. Confucius returned to his home country of Lu, and more and more disciples came to study under him.
About this Item: 8vo, reprint, 25. Siddhartha tried many ways of reaching an enlightened stage; wandering the forest, joining the beggars, fasting, debating with religious leaders, but when none of these methods brought him a greater understanding of the world, Siddhartha sat himself down under a fig tree, and meditated. He also compiled a historical account of the 12 dukes of Lu, called the Spring and Autumn Annals. It is remarkable, really, that more than 2000 years ago people were struggling with the same challenges and trying to strike the same balance that can elude us today. For ardent Confucianists this is a paradise, for mere enthusiasts perhaps more of a chore.
His way of achieving this was to spread moral living to the people through the exemplary lives of virtuous leaders, whom he sought to influence. As a child, he held fake temple rituals; as a young adult, quickly earned a reputation for fairness, politeness, and love of learning, and he was reputed to be quite tall. No other person has had as great an effect on the life and thought of the Chinese people as Confucius. When and Where Was Confucius Born? Quick Facts Name Confucius Occupation Birth Date c. The books are: Chun Chiu Spring and Autumn ; Shu Ching Book of History ; Shih … Ching Book of Poetry ; Li Chi Book of Rites ; and I Ching Book of Changes.
In short: While this book provides a good start, I am sure there are better sources available. Confucius' father died when he was 3 years old and his mother raised him in poverty. About this Item: The Modern Library, 1938 , 1938. Through his code of ethics and the development of Confucianism, he has left an indelible mark, not only on the way of government, on family life and social conduct, but also on literature and art. We have then a picture of the strong bullying the weak, the majority persecuting the minority, the clever ones deceiving the simple-minded, the physically strong going for violence, the sick and crippled not being taken care of, and of the aged and the young and helpless not cared for. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. I have other questions or need to report an error Please email the diagnostic information to help2018 pglaf.
Details: Master and use copy. The knowing are happy, the humane are long-lived. Blue jacket covering red cloth boards with gilt lettering. The basic reference source for Confucianism is the I Ching. Mild dust soiling to the rear panel.
On his deathbed , the baron of Lu, Li Meng, told his son, Yi Meng, that Confucius was the descendant of a great nobleman. The Wisdom of Confucius, edited and translated by Lin Yutang, takes the best things said and said about and put them into one three hundred page book. The book is mainly comprised of sections and chapters taken from ancient Chinese literature and translated into English by Yutang. You should be open to learning something from anyone you meet, no matter how old or smart you think you are. After a leader or two in power destroyed writings attributed to him, what we are left with are reconstructions of things written on bamboo stalks. I don't know if Confucius would agree, but in this case , I don't care.