Who is Confucius?
Confucius was introduced for the first time to the West as: Chinese philosopher, who flourished about five hundred years before the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Confucius’ teachings have exercised such a molding influence that if the Oriental way of life were to be characterized in one word it would be “Confucian” Confucius was human, all-too-human, and the sagest of the sages. He did not pretend to be a prophet, but dedicated his whole life to save the mankind as a heavenly missionary. Confucius promised those who followed him no great riches, no secrets for worldly power or fame. Instead of gold or glory, he spoke only of a dream. Confucius spoke and lived and dreamed of a world where happiness, good, and peace would replace misery, evil, and war. His dream was not merely of a world as it had been or might be; his was a dream of a world as it should be. Confucius was a man who never led an army, ruled a kingdom, or conquered a nation, but shaped the flow of human histo
Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who was born in 551 BCE. Confucius is a corruption of the name K’ung Fu-tzu. Although K’ung Fu-tzu was the philosopher’s correct name, he has historically been referred to as Confucius in Western countries. The religion of Confucianism derives its name from Confucius, and is based on his writings. These writings were intended to be advice for the rulers of China in the sixth century BCE, and were later studied by the followers of Confucius. In addition, his followers brought in ideas originating in Buddhism and Taoism, as Confucianism spread from China to other Asian countries, including Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. One idea emphasized by Confucius was “beautiful conduct.” He thought that if everyone in a society could achieve “beautiful conduct,” or what he considered correct behavior, society could become perfect. This involved avoiding all extreme actions and emotions, being considerate to others, respecting family, and worshiping ancestors. Confuci
Who is Confucius? To some he may appear as a joke. However, Confucius, in reality, was not a laughingstock. He was a man who strived to bring peace and happiness to a world ravaged by crime and war. Confucius ” did not look for paradise in the next world ” like other religions but rather he was more concerned with achieving happiness in one’s own li…