The essential Confucius: the heart of Confucius' teachings in authentic I ching order : a compendium of ethical wisdom

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HarperSanFrancisco, 1992 - Philosophy - 179 pages
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A deluxe paperback edition: Thomas Cleary's brilliant translation of the sayings of Confucius presented in the order of the 64 classic I Ching hexagrams.

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The essential Confucius: the heart of Confucius' teachings in authentic I ching order

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What a time of metaphysical ferment, the centuries 600-400 B.C.! Lao-tzu, Confucius, Pericles, Socrates, Plato, and Buddha. Confucius's teaching has been neglected lately in favor of Zen and Taoism ... Read full review

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For some reason, Confucius underwhelms me, but there's no doubting how influential his thought is. Read full review

Contents

THE SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUS
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Good people distinguish above and below and settle
32
Good people are parsimonious with power and avoid trouble
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Burton Watson has taught at Columbia, Stanford, and Kyoto Universities and is one of the world's best-known translators of Chinese and Japanese works. His translations include The Tales of the Heike; The Lotus Sutra; the writings of Zhuangzi, Mozi, Xunzi, and Han Feizi; The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry; and Records of the Grand Historian.

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