Confucius – Founder of Confucianism
Confucius Analects is a collection of dialogues between Confucius and his students. It is the core scripture of confucianism, which hugely affect the Chinese civilization for thousands of years and up to the present. In this core scripture, Confucius and his students discussed the importance of Virtue (Kindness, benevolence), Propriety (commonly accepted standards in society) in establishing one’s life, as well as shaping a harmonious society. Below are excerpts that outline teachings relevant to personal development and on wisdom living in the world. They provide invaluable insights on how to position oneself in the world, and how to interact with others, and how to live one life in fulfilling one’s mission and responsibility. These teachings lay important foundation for personal development as well as for spiritual cultivation.