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Sacred Writings [6 vol.]: Judaism, Tanakh; Christianity, the Apocrypha and the New Testament; Islam, Qur'an; Confucianism, the Analects of Confucius; Hinduism, the Rig Veda; Buddhism, the Dhammapada by Jaroslav Pelikan
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‘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.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
3 editions of this book were published by Columbia University Press.
An edition of this book was published by W.W. Norton.
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