By Epiphanius Wilson
Presents worthwhile insights for contemporary readers from the vintage teachings of the good chinese language thinker. Confucius espoused a philosophy instantly useful & ethical, everlasting & conservative, & regularly deeply grounded within the truths of human personality. His reflections on govt, relatives lifestyles & marriage, wealth & poverty, goodness & evil are as clean, incisive, & suitable at the present time as they have been thousand years in the past. it's a reissue of the vintage 1900 English translation of The knowledge of Confucius. the gathering displays on topics starting from sturdy govt to filial piety, philanthropy, human intuition & behavior, historical past, & struggle.
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Tsz-chang asked if it were possible to forecast the state of the country ten generations hence. The Master rephed in this manner: "The Yin dynasty adopted the rules and placed. manners of the Hia line of kings, and it is possible to tell whether it retrograded or advanced. The Chow line has followed the Yin, adopting its ways', and whedier there has been deterioration or improvement may also be determined. " Other sayings of the Master: "It is but flattery to make sacrificial offerings to departed spirits not belonging to one's own family.
When out with his bow, he woiJd never game in cover. "Some there may be," said he, "who do things in ignorance of what they do. I am not of these. There is an shoot at — way of knowing things, viz. " keep in were diflScult to speak with. One Hu-hiang Pupils from the Master, and the disciples interview youth came to to have been seen. "Why ought were in doubt whether he alternative THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS 40 SO much ado," said the Master, "at my merely pennitting and not rather at my aUowing him to draw his approach, back?
Beautiful eyes, so dark, so bright! " "Then," said the other, "rules of ceremony * One ereign. " "Ahl" exclaimed the Master, "you are the man to catch the drift of my thought. " Said the Master, "As regards the ceremonial adopted I am able to describe it, although their own descendants in the State of Ki can adduce no adequate testimony in favor of its use there. So, too, I am able to describe the ceremonial of the Yin dynasty, although no more can the Sung people show sufficient reason for its continuance amongst themselves.
The Wisdom of Confucius by Epiphanius Wilson