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WE ALL ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE GREAT MASTER - CONFUCIUS !!!
"A third Way?
..you may not know, Chinese are just balancing masters... in the fields of dealing with foreign powers (diplomacy), dealing with boss and subordinate relationship, dealing with the distribution of wealth (east with west, south with northeast, well-off with the poor), socialism and capitalism (which this governmnet is experimenting, and so far very successful), many and many.
You may not know why, because we all are the children of the Great Master: Confucian...
Now, think about it. We could balance everything........"
"Confucius as a guide...
...for balancing.... very interesting
"He who by reanimating the Old can gain knowledge of the New is fit to be a teacher." (Analects, Ch. 2, 11)
Can you explain this concept further? How can Confucius' principals serve as a guide for shaping the future China -- especially balancing the excesses of both communism and capitalism?"
REPLY to "karenb":
Probably "freeman" didn't intend to link Confucius' principles directly with "balancing the excesses of both communism and capitalism." But attempted to link the Sage with the State. And that is where his greatness was. Confucius is synonymous with ethical and social teachings - a man of high moral standing, who served the State as an administrator. He indeed encouraged ancestor worship as an expression of filial piety, which he considered the loftiest of virtues. Piety to Confucius was the foundation of the family as well as the State. The family is the nucleus of the State and the "five relations" between king and subject, father and son, man and wife, older and younger brother, friend and friend, are determined by the virtues of love of fellow men, righteousness, and respect.
Confucius' Doctrine of the State, with its emphasis of ethics and social responsibility, rooted in ancient Chinese tradition and developed and continued by his disciples, has been standard in China and the Far East. The funny thing about all this is that even in other early civilizations philosophers and other great thinkers all based their theories on morality and the State and religion. The welfare of family and the State was paramount in their minds. But Confucius had the most unique gift for he was the only one who visualized "ancestor worship" and "filial piety" - the loftiest of all virtues. Without these ethical standards the State could breakdown and collapse.
"anti-devil" puts it well - "WE ALL ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE GREAT MASTER - CONFUCIUS" ! Your question was a good one - perceptive, alright!
- arthur gamey-12122010