Confucius said that without Liji public order is impossible, and hence there cannot be well-being or prosperity in the country. Li establishes the order of things, in its absence the difference between monarch and subjects, upper and lower classes, would not be
Confucius lived in a period of time, which featured in Chinese history of philosophy "Hundred Schools of Thought". It is a period of time in Chinese history that philosophers, thinkers and the schools they were identified with flourished from the 6th century to 221 B.C., the year when the State of Qin united China under the First Emperor of China. One hallmark of their teachings, which were markedly different from the teachings of their contemporaries in Ancient Greek, was manifested in the fact that they were all attempting to provide practical and applicable solutions to the social and political crises they all were confronted with. For example, legalists promoted strict application of the law, arguing that punishments should be severe and definite so that the people will fear them. Confucius took a diametrically opposite approach from the legalists.
Confucius was one of the few men who have deeply influenced human history by the force of their personal and intellectual gifts and achievements . He believed strongly in filial piety, loyalty and benevolence. His belief and philosophy is known as ‘Confucianism’ but it has always been disputable whether or not is it an established religion. However, his set of tradition that began in China
I would actually consider Jesus a great example in regards to what powerful religious figures should do in their life Jesus preached to inform and notify people because of his faith not to spite the Roman government at the time (Frost, W. J. (2012, March)) I view my case with me trying to spread Quakerism in England in the same regard. Religion is meant to be the reflection of one’s conscience in their own ability to worship, and their conscience to worship must not be coerced to worship as through
He must show a variety of skills and characteristics that will help not only to maintain his reputation, but help to set an example for the others as well. Castiglione mentions an innumerable amount of qualities which included grace, affectation, and nonchalance. As Castiglione states, “A man who behaves with grace finds it with others” (65). If the courtier can find a quality like grace within himself, then he is able to identify with others and lead them in the right direction. The courtier exemplifies qualities that all the others, with the exception of the courtier and those in the court must exhibit: compliance.
Augustine’s book which is called Confession is autobiographic since it was written according his life, and after reading the Confession we can deduce that what were his understandings about sin in his different life ages. Moreover we can find out, how a sinful life he had and how could overcome his sinful life. The main point is that, he continued doing sinful actions even being acknowledged about sin. He liked doing sinful things; he was getting a pleasure when he was doing something which was forbidden and this continued until he went to university. At University he read many books where he found Cicero’s book which is called Hortensius.
Christ is to be at the center of all the disciple does. This paper will examine the Christian disciple’s relationship with Christ by discussing the importance of the centrality of Christ to the relationship, the importance of obedience to Christ in the relationship, and the stages of the disciple’s relationship
Epicurus and Seneca both sacrificed their lives towards cultivating in thought and life. But the most remarkable study of friendship could be found in the Pythagorean writings. Pythagoreans dedicates more space to friendship which presents it as doctrines of one for another, doctrines of sharing or communal living, equality, gratitude towards one another, men for another, self- control, self- sufficiency, loyalty,
Perhaps the most influential person in Chinese history, Confucius placed a strong emphasis on hard work (“Confucius 101”). Due to such influence, it is typically understood in Asia that difficulty often leads to discovery of valuable knowledge. Contrary to popular belief, there are some exceptions throughout history where knowledge was born through ‘eureka’ moments and was still highly treasured by many people. Awareness of such events inspired me to come up with a new knowledge question: To what extent should knowledge created accidentally or effortlessly be appreciated? The examples that will be explored later reveal that the word ‘only’ in the statement above is misleading and incomplete.
For his ideals, Confucius had once been travelling around different countries in spite of frustration. The purpose of it was to testify himself the authentic meaning of destiny. Zhang Zai(1020 - 1077), a neo-Confucianism philosopher of the Sung Dynasty, also opined that all people and things in the world were homologous in the universe and human nature was bound by the way that of the heaven. Therefore, if people know the heavenly way, there will be harmony insofar between man and the nature. Despite the aforesaid may be too esoteric that a few people have studied it, I believe that we are still the masters of our destinies and we can do something good or bad on our own.