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The Analects of Confucius by Confucius

The Analects of Confucius

by Confucius

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After reading this book and "The Sayings of Confucius" https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8705589-the-sayings-of-confucius This one has some good qualities but overall is less useful.

I like the translations here more. They flow a bit better.

With that said "The sayings of confucius" goes into more details about the world that he lived in and the cultural history associated with his works. So you may want to read it at the same time as this book.

As far as structure. I like the original chinese in the book I just really would prefer it if didn't occur mid-sentence. It really breaks up the flow because it makes it look like a sentence break every time.
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  Heather.Dennis | Nov 29, 2017 |
This was my first proper reading of Confucius. Again, the ancients set the tone for so many things that followed. Given that Confucius lived during the 6th century BCE, I am not surprised to read familiar words that have somehow crept into modern language but without sufficient acknowledgement of the original source. There are many surprising similarities with Stoicism, and, dare I say, Christianity. While reading the Stoics, I was conscious of the need to avoid the Occidentalist assumptions, hence my choice to read Confucius now. This work has encouraged me to read The Book of Odes, Shi-King to lift the veil of my ignorance in this important area - religion, spirituality, ethics, morals, philosophy, call it what you will. It is regrettable that I do not have enough life remaining to study all the things I wish to learn. ( )
  madepercy | Nov 7, 2017 |
Though I am not able to read Chinese, this book seems to be a high quality and reliable translation of Master Kong's words. In 'The Analects of Confucius' we read the question-and-answer exchanges between Master Kong (Confucius) and his students. It is quite interesting to read some pearls of wisdom, and some other ideas, from ancient China -- including, 500 years before the alleged life of Christ, the idea of "Do not do to others what you'd find offensive if done to you". Master Kong's words reach us to even today, two and a half millennia later, thanks to the curation of many Chinese scholars over the many centuries and thanks to translators who put his words into English. I believe this book is invaluable for anyone interested in philosophy, in general, and will find it key to rounding out a broad learning of philosophy. ( )
  JoshuaMichail | Sep 20, 2017 |
Difficult, will have to re-read at some point. ( )
  shakazul | Jul 3, 2017 |
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Despite his immense importance in the Chinese tradition, little that is certain is known about Confucius. (Introduction)
1. The Master said, 'Is it not a pleasure, having learned something, to try it out at due intervals? Is it not a joy to have friends come from afar? Is it not gentlemanly not to take offense when others fail to appreciate your abilities?'
The Master said: "To learn, and then, in its due season, put what you have learned into practice—isn't that still a great pleasure?" (Hinton translation)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140443487, Paperback)

‘The Master said, “If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil”’

The Analects are a collection of Confucius’s sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 BC. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one’s fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual’s supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the truth, might not result in immediate or material gain, Confucius showed that it could nevertheless bring its own powerful and lasting spiritual rewards.

This edition contains a detailed introduction exploring the concepts of the original work, a bibliography and glossary and appendices on Confucius himself, The Analects and the disciples who compiled them.

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Confucius' teachings, preserved by his students, consist of aphorisms and parables that illustrate his views on morality.

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