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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I love Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and will read this in dribs and drabs throughout the year.

Whatever you may say of his politics, his morality is a powerful self-help tool for all pengukn, a way to learn to become a better person through letting go of temptations. I took about 2 days to familiarize with the history; the excerpts below are the more universal sayings.

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Who was a gentleman? Learn as if you were following someone whom you could not catch up, as though it were someone you were frightened of losing. Add both to Cart Add both to List. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest conficius. The virtue of the gentleman is like wind; the virtue of the small man is like grass.

The Analects

The aim is the perfection of one’s moral character, the method one of arduous pursuit of such moral attributes as benevolence, wisdom, courage; the result is no recompense either in this life or the next — to follow the Way must be its own reward.


Because I don’t actually read Chinese, I’m not I guess looking for the perfect translation. Please try again later. This is an edition primarily for the newcomer rather than the scholar not to say it is in anyway “dumbed down” as it is wonderfully concise in its introduction and notes, never saying more than needs to be said.

Lord Ji Huan accepted them and, for three days, he did not attend court. Its main philosophical idea is to avoid extremes.

The cultures most strongly influenced by Confucianism include those of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, as well as various territories including Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, analecys Singapore, where ethnic Chinese are the majority. Pages are clean with no markings.

Who was fond of learning? However the days of generals and lords being appointed by family are long gone, and those entities that end up running on familial benefits end up not lasting all that long.

What’s past is prologue. Confucius declined on the grounds of illness.

9780140443486 – The Analects (Penguin Classics) by Confucius

Charles Muller translation The Master said, “It is only the most intelligent and the most stupid who are not susceptible to change.

An interesting point, the phrase ‘Confucius says’ appears only once in the book, most of the time his sayings are introduced with the pengujn ‘the master says’. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. It helped that prior to this, I had primed myself with a picture-book version of his life and stories: The claassics thing that can dlassics some of the “chapters” is their reliance on Chinese history and most of these are briefly cleared up in Dawon’s notes.


What is the use of scolding him?

The currently accepted dates of the life of Confucius are to BCE. All that is analect Heaven was theirs, yet they remained aloof from it.

People in ancient times were not eager to speak, because they would be ashamed if their actions did not measure up to their words. View all 9 comments. These values are not derived within oneself- at least not at first. Norton edition, with translation and notes by Simon Leys.

The book may not contain any original sayings. Still, I do appreciate the way that the lessons are put forward, because they beg the reader to figure out the reasoning behind the arguments for themselves, rather than being spoon-fed by the author.

Next again come those who learn through the trials of life. A kind of serene insight pervades the commentaries. Examples are used to test the validity of that logic, but in some sense they are extraneous. Jesus, on the other hand, said turn the other cheek and love your enemies, which is not justice.