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Analects of Confucius

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The Analects of Confucius is a collection of sayings and ideas that have greatly influenced Eastern philosophy and thought. Confucius, also known as Kong Zi, believed in the importance of moral character, societal harmony, and respect for authority. His teachings emphasize the importance of education, self-improvement, and the pursuit of virtue.

The Analects provide valuable insights into Confucius' beliefs and his vision for a society built on ethical principles and personal responsibility. Through his writings, the reader gains a greater understanding of Confucius' teachings and their relevance to contemporary life.

Overall, The Analects of Confucius is a fascinating and thought-provoking read that serves as a valuable resource for anyone interested in exploring the teachings of one of history's most influential philosophers.

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The Analects, or Lunyu, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BC - 221 BC), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today. William Jennings was a rector of Grasmere, and late colonial chaplain. He served at St. John's Cathedral in Hong Kong.

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