Confucius

by Alexander McCutchen

Confucius was an influential Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure known for his teachings of Confucianism. One thing he believed in was the Golden Rule. "Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself"

The yin yang symbol is common in many kinds of Chinese thought. It is especially known and used in Confucianism. The black side of the circle means that bad things happen in life, and the white dot in the black means that when something bad happens something good happens too. The white part in the circle means that good stuff can happen to you, and the black dot in the white means that when something good happens, something bad happens too.

The Analects are a collection of the teachings and thoughts of Confucius; they also contain fragments of dialogues between the great Chinese philosopher and his disciples. The name in English derived from the word "Analects" which means a fragment or extract of literature, or a collection of teachings. In Chinese, the book is literally called "discussion on the words of Confucius." The Analects are believed to have been collected by the disciples of Confucius.

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