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#1 JustARandomPanda

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

So I've lately been getting more and more into Confucianism. Of the 2 main indigenous influences of Chinese history it seems neglected in the West vis a vis it's much more famous co-hort Taoism. There's also a link to what seems to be some sort of Chinese Shamanism? Not sure but they don't specifically say it's Confucian - just that it's a direct translation so figured I'd give it.



The Li Ki (Book of Sacred Rites) Pt 1

The Li Ki (Book of Sacred Rites) Pt 2

The Great Learning

The Doctrine of the Mean

The Shu King, Shih King and Hsiao King

A different link to the 4 Books and Five Classics of Confucius

The Spring and Autumn Annals

The above has an introductory commentary section and the original text interspersed with commentary.

The Analects of Confucius

#2 lifeforce

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:53 PM

Cool thread.
Confucianism, in it's pure form, is about as humanistic a philosophy as one can find.


Mencius said, “All things are already complete in us. There is no greater delight than on self-examination to be conscious of sincerity.
“If one acts with a vigorous effort at the [Confucian] law of reciprocity in seeking for the realization of perfect virtue, nothing can be closer than his approximation to it.
“Let a man not do what his own sense of righteousness tells him not to do, and let him not desire what his sense of righteousness tells him not to desire: to act thus is all he has to do.
“Benevolence is the natural state of man's mind, and righteousness is his path. How lamentable is it to neglect the path, and not pursue it—to lose this mind, and not know how to seek it again!
“When men's fowls and dogs are lost, they know enough to seek them again; but if they lose their mind, they do not know to seek it.
“The great end of learning is nothing else but to seek the lost mind.”


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:01 PM

My link. Great site.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

That's a great site lifeforce! Thanks! :)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:07 PM






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