This distinction will prove of some importance, particularly when considering the historical context in which these words were presumably uttered. Book 6- Comments about disciples and historical figures Book VI continues with the discussion of the disciples and public figures. In particular, Confucius laments the passing of Yen Hui, a disciple who died and whom Confucius evidently held in high regard. To discuss the specifics of Confucian ideology, Book VI draws on specific examples, which are recounted by Confucius to illustrate when something was done correctly or incorrectly. Moreover, it continues in much as the same manner, discussing public figures and disciples and also gives a glimpse of the political situation in the region at the time.
His focus on ritual propriety, the Li, influenced his entire body of work, and coloured his views on how all social relationships ought be conducted. He believed in a society with a rigid structure, a contract between peoples, in which protection was reciprocated with loyalty, and all relationships should strive towards sincerity and sacrifice. Confucius had basic principles on which all relationships should be based:
. Comparing the two you can see that Confucius wanted and encourage politics to help lead and rule the people, but chuang thought that you should stay away from it and let people or things figure it out on there own. Confucius also sees no point in spending time away from society, "One cannot associate with birds and beasts. Am I not a member of this human race?" (831) In saying this, he suggest that if you are to busy involving your self with nature that you will fall out of society and have no knowledge in
This article review the Confucius and Confucianism. This book is talking about the effect of Confucius and Confucianism in the past and at now. Confucius faced many of the same problems we do: governments telling lies; an enthusiasm for military adventures; great social, economic, and technological changes; a society that seemed to be losing any respect for education and for moral behavior; growing sleaziness and ignorance. Confucius offers solutions to these problems. We will find that what he has to say applies to our dilemmas and to us today.
Confucius was able to shape the families of the ancient world of China in very subtle, yet powerful ways and these beliefs and traditions molded Chinese family’s well into the 20th century. The first way Confucius influenced China was by creating five relationships of society Ruler to Subject Father to Son Husband and wife Elder brother and younger brother These roles set the
He is trying to say that they should not over extend and become something that they were not meant to be. It seems as if the main idea was to not stress yourself and be content with what you were supposed to be. This religion was only really known by Chinese government officials and strong believers in Laozi until modern China. Each government has a set of principles to live by and the religion of choice usually set the parameters on the government and gave the officials a set of standards to live and govern
Religion has played a fundamental role in determining not only social structures but also individual behavioural patterns throughout much of the known world. Pagan nations, before the advent of the Abrahamic religions, viewed their gods as primal beings, possessive of many human traits, such as cunning, wiliness, and, as such, they tended to act in a manner that reflected this, offering up physical gifts to the gods, rather than requesting help through abstract rituals. However, the Abrahamic religions changed much of this, with the concept of god changing to being a more spiritual deity; an abstract entity, rather than a physical being. In Christianity, the concept of God has changed over time, branching out, and allowing for different interpretations,
These two concepts have many similarities, however, there are also some differences between them. The most principal similarity is that both of these notions are concerned with morality and ethics, as Confucius and Plato are philosophers that are famous for their thoughts on what is moral. For both philosophers these concepts are central in their works, which confirms importance of these notoins, Confucius in ‘Analects’ discusses four main sprouts of human: ren (humaneness-the mind’s feeling of pity and compassion), yi (rightness-mind’s feeling of shame and aversion), li (propriety-mind’s feeling of modesty and compliance) and zhi (wisdom-mind’s sense of right and wrong) (2A.6) Plato’s ‘Republic’ is answering the question ‘What is justice?’ where justice is one of the virtues that are discussed by Plato. Both Plato and Confucius do not just define ‘ren’ and ‘virtue’, but also discuss how to achieve them and how virtuous person should behave. Master You [You Ruo] said, "Among those who are filial toward their parents and fraternal toward their brothers, those who are inclined to offend against their superiors are few indeed.
To some extent the rules of propriety can maintain the society well-ordered in peacetime, but also very often they were used as a tool to constrain the individual freedom by the interpretation of the ruler. The rules of propriety affect different angles in the political culture and peasant life. Since the modern meaning of Confucianism is well discussed after the 1949, followed by a series political blustery in China and Taiwan. Except for the concentration on the discussion of morality, the power which would intrigue the realization of individual morality do deserve to
It is Confucius’s desire to obtain The Way, which leads him onto the journey of seeking wisdom. Confucius says: At fifteen, I set my mind upon learning; at thirty, I took my place in society; at forty, I became free of doubts; at fifty, I understood Heaven’s Mandate; at sixty, my ear was attuned;