Book title: THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS
Author(s): Epiphanius Wilson, A.M.
ISBN: 9789386618108
Publication Year: 2017
Binding: HB
Pages: 240
Price: Rs. 695
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Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The name Confucius means “K’ung the master”. 

The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favour of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius’s thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism.

Confucius’s principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor veneration, and respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives.   He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”, the Golden Rule.

“When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.” 

This quote is one of the many morals stated by Confucius, which we still live by today. The Wisdom of Confucius follows his life, from his lowly birth in the small town of Tsou, to his death as one of the world’s greatest philosophers. The book also shows his ideas and beliefs on such subjects as education, politics, and music, subjects still evident in modern day society. 



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