Confucius – Words of Wisdom part 1 of 5 Du Weiming Wei-ming Tu Harvard University
In an age of intrigue and vice, he was a voice of morality and virtue. Twenty-five hundred years after his death, he is revered as one of the greatest teachers in history, even credited as galvanizing East Asia’s current “economic miracle.” Confucius’s name is synonymous with ageless wisdom. BIOGRAPHY® journeys back into China’s troubled feudal era to uncover his dramatic story, from his childhood poverty and long road to enlightenment to his years as a celebrated teacher. Leading scholars reveal why his message of “five virtues” was not always accepted by the period’s leaders and interviews with a direct descendant provide a personal glimpse into Confucius’s legend. CONFUCIUS: WORDS OF WISDOM explores the life and legacy of the ancient sage whose timeless message remains deeply influential to this day.
Confucius – Words of Wisdom part 2 of 5 Du Weiming Wei-ming Tu Harvard University
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Confucius – Words of Wisdom part 5 of 5 Du Weiming Wei-ming Tu Harvard University
The Wisdom of Confucius
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFJ07rkeJt8 / wileystudios·87 videos / Uploaded on May 30, 2010 /5 minutes
Confucius (Chinese: 孔子; pinyin: Kǒng zǐ; Wade-Giles: K’ung-tzu, or Chinese: 孔夫子; pinyin: Kǒng Fūzǐ; Wade-Giles: K’ung-fu-tzu), literally “Master Kong,” (traditionally September 28, 551 BCE — 479 BCE was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life.
His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. These values gained prominence in China over other doctrines, such as Legalism (法家) or Taoism (道家) during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE — 220 CE). Confucius’ thoughts have been developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism (儒家). It was introduced to Europe by the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, who was the first to Latinise the name as “Confucius.
Confucius Quotes and Sayings – Top 10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-GXWxDbMXQ / 5:27 minutes /QuotesMessages·25 videos /Published on Apr 21, 2012 /3:45 minutes
Quotes of wisdom by Confucius, the Chinese thinker and social philosopher. Quotes compiled fromhttp://www.quotesmessages.com
Confucius:An Ancient Chinese Teacher & Great Sage
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Enlightening Entertainment – Episode 379, Confucius: An Ancient Chinese Teacher & Great Sage, Air date: September 28, 2007 (EE – 20070928)
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Confucianism is a way of life taught by Confucius in the 6th–5th century BC. Sometimes viewed as a philosophy, sometimes as a religion, Confucianism is perhaps best understood as an all-encompassing humanism that neither denies nor slights Heaven.
Confucianism has been followed by the Chinese for more than two millennia. It has deeply influenced spiritual and political life in China; its influence has also extended to Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. East Asians may profess themselves to be Shintoists, Taoists, Buddhists, Muslims, or Christians – but seldom do they cease to be Confucians.
Fast Facts Date founded: 6th-5th cent. BC Place founded: China Founder: Confucius (551-479 BC) Adherents: 5-6 million
Confucius, the common name of Confucianism’s founder, is a Latinized form of the Chinese K’ung-fu-tzu, “Master K’ung.”
The terms “Confucianism” and “Confucian,” derived from the Latinized Confucius, are not meaningful terms in Chinese. They are western terms, coined in Europe as recently as the 18th century.
The main principle of Confucianism is ren (“humaneness” or “benevolence”), signifying excellent character in accord with li (ritual norms), zhong (loyalty to one’s true nature), shu (reciprocity), and xiao (filial piety). Together these constitute de (virtue).
Confucianism is characterized by a highly optmistic view of human nature. The faith in the possibility of ordinary human beings to become awe-inspiring sages and worthies is deeply rooted in the Confucian heritage (Confucius himself lived a rather ordinary life), and the insistence that human beings are teachable, improvable, and perfectible through personal and communal endeavour is typically Confucian.
Confucius regarded Heaven (T’ien) as a positive and personal force in the universe; he was not, as some have supposed, an agnostic or a skeptic.
Confucius & Confucianism (animation)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ximqppmkfc4 /Kyutae Cho·2 videos /Published on Nov 20, 2012 / 8:21 minutes
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