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Lun Yu =The Analects

Confucius

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ISBN : 9789971985646
75 pages
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The Analects, or Lun Yu, represents the primary surviving source for the teachings of Confucius, the most influential sage in history. The books defining characteristic is its form--brief aphoristic fragments, each appearing with little supportingMoreThe Analects, or Lun Yu, represents the primary surviving source for the teachings of Confucius, the most influential sage in history. The books defining characteristic is its form--brief aphoristic fragments, each appearing with little supporting context. Many of the fragments are assumed to represent the Masters teachings, handed down accurately by his disciples. Other parts of the text may be apocryphal. Regardless, the Analects represents, as a matter of historical fact, the fundamental body of thought that has shaped Chinese civilization for over 2000 years. It may be argued that these texts have had a deeper impact on more peoples lives over a longer period of time than any other book.Thru his practice of self-cultivation, Confucius became a great sage & devoted himself to the public good, in spite of hunger, homelessness & violence. His innovative social philosophy-- occupied with the practical issues of how society works as a selfless weave of caring relationships--remains current today.The Analects has been translated many times--by Ezra Pound, Arthur Waley, Lin Yutang, Raymond Dawson, D.C. Lau & Simon Leys--& the translations vary widely in style & substance. Waleys Analects, translated in 1938, has dominated the academic marketplace but today seems dated. Hintons translation breathes new life into Confuciuss majestic vision of the human community nestled in the primal ecology of a harmonious cosmos.