$14.95

Analects of Confucius
[0872432424]

Analects of Confucius
ISBN: 0872432424

ISBN-13: 9780872432420

It is noteworthy that Confucius and Buddha were almost exact contemporaries, Buddha being some 15 years older and dying perhaps one year before Confucius. But there the similarity ends, for Buddha, meditating under the bodhi tree, essentially established a new religion of enlightenment. Confucius, however, held fast to the ancient religious practices. He aimed at making not simply the man of virtue but the man of learning and good manners. The perfect man in his view must combine the qualities of saint, scholar and gentleman. The name Confucius is the Latinized form of the Chinese characters, K'ung Foo-tsze, meaning "the master K'ung." Confucius was born in 551 BC of an ancient family in what is now the province of Shantung. After a series of appointments to public position by the ruling dynasty he inexplicably fell into disfavor. Until his death in 479 or 478 he was a wandering scholar. No sooner had he died, however, than his wisdom was celebrated by peasant and emperor alike. Admiration rose to veneration and veneration to worship. Sacrifices were offered to him, temples built in his honor and a cult established which has lasted more than 2000 years. Asian scholor James Legge says that the Lun Yu, Analects or Sayings of Confucius, were probably compiled about the beginning of the the third or the end of the fourth century before Christ by the disciples of the disciples of the sage, making free use of the memorials concerning him which they had received from their masters.

Reviews

Customers who bought this book also purchased
Art of Worldly Wisdom
Art of Worldly Wisdom
Abraham Lincoln: Selected Writings
Abraham Lincoln: Selected Writings
Authors
Templegate Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Templegate Advanced Search
1 x Basic Principles of Monastic Spirituality
1 x Anglican Spiritual Tradition
1 x Basic Luther
2 x Catholicism for the Non-Catholic
1 x Edith Stein: Discovered, A Personal Portrait
1 x Meister Eckhart: The Man from whom God Nothing Hid
2 x Abraham Lincoln: Selected Writings
1 x Therese
1 x Old Times on the Mississippi
1 x Where Did THAT Child Come From!
1 x Book of Irish Curses
1 x River of Compassion: A Christian Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita
1 x Shakespeare's Book of Insults, Insights & Infinite Jests
1 x Current of Spirituality
1 x Cigarette Card History of Generals & Admirals of the Civil War
1 x Book for All Seasons
2 x Anthology of Christian Mysticism
1 x Selections from the Talmud
1 x Selections from the Koran
1 x Doors of Hope: Paths for Renewal in the Catholic Church
1 x Music of Pure Love: Where Angels Gladly Tread
1 x Against the Current: Reflections on the Misuse of Religion
1 x Cosmic Revelation: The Hindu Way to God
1 x Meditations
1 x An Early Soviet Saint
1 x Bede Griffiths: Friend and Gift of the Spirit
1 x Goodbye to Catholic Ireland
1 x Lourdes: The Original File by a Skeptic Turned Believer
1 x Below Sleive-na-mon: Tales of Darby O'Gill & the Good People
1 x Book of Irish Quotations
2 x In Solitary Witness: The Life and Death of Franz Jäggerstätter
1 x Carlo Carretto: Modern Spirituality Series
1 x Death Rehearsal
1 x Empire of the Heart
1 x Analects of Confucius
1 x Joy of the Saints
1 x Daily Readings from the Anglo-Saxon Tradition
1 x Daily Readings with St. Isaac of Syria
1 x Daily Readings with St.Thérèse of Lisieux
1 x Daily Readings with William Law
1 x Daily Readings with St. Teresa of Avila
1 x Bede Griffiths: Modern Spirituality Series
1 x Return to the Center
1 x Buddha and Jesus: Conversations
1 x Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi
1 x Celebrating the Celtic Saints
1 x And He Taught Them With Pictures: The Parables In Practice Today
2 x Art of Worldly Wisdom
1 x On Friendship: The Letters of Bede Griffiths to Richard Rumbold
1 x Modern Spirituality: An Anthology
1 x Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Modern Spirituality Series
1 x Lionel Blue: Modern Spirituality Series
1 x Metropolitan Anthony Bloom: Modern Spirituality Series
1 x Thomas Merton: Modern Spirituality Series
1 x Wallenberg: Lost Hero
1 x A New Vision of Reality
1 x Parish At War: Letters from Nicaragua
1 x Cracking the Language Code: French
1 x Edith Stein: Selected Writings
1 x Daily Readings with St. Francis of Assisi
1 x Daily Readings with St. Francis DeSales
1 x Daily Readings with St. Augustine
1 x Daily Readings with Blaise Pascal
1 x Daily Readings with Martin Luther
1 x Daily Readings with Soren Kierkegaard
1 x Daily Readings with Julian of Norwich II
1 x Daily Readings with Julian of Norwich I
$867.50
Author Info
Confucius
Other books
Share Book
Share via E-Mail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Buzz Share on Digg