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Important Teachings of Confucianism

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  1. 1. Confucia nism Blessie Joe Mugel Baje
  2. 2. Confucianism  “Confucianism for thousands of years, has had a major role in shaping the culture and history of the people who followed this religion”  “ Confucianism is more
  3. 3. Confucianism  the system of social, political, ethical and religious thought based on the teachings of Confucius and his successors a rational, ethical
  4. 4. Confucius Born on 55 B.C. in the small feudal state of Lu (Shantung) Confucius (the Master) is more correctly known as Kong Qiu or Kong
  5. 5. Basic Assumptions emphasizes the individual’s social relations and social responsibility over self- consciousness  a philosophy of human nature that considers proper human
  6. 6. The Analects  literally means “discussion over Confucius’ words  written over a 50 year period and consist of 20 books
  7. 7. tant Teach ings
  8. 8. Jen (humanis m)  Confucianism’s Supreme virtue  often translated as goodness, love or benevolence, human- heartedness, humanity, virtue, morality, etc.
  9. 9. Chun tzr (perfect person) is a person with perfect moral character, a “mature person” or “gentlemen”. It is reference to a person with such abundant virtues that he is able to contribute to the improvement of society. The trait is often referred to as the
  10. 10. Te (power )  literally means power but for Confucius, it was power that was properly used  “leaders must be persons of character,
  11. 11. Li (rituals, rites, properties, conventions)  outward expression of good manners – the way things should be done  “Confucius believed that there must be defined rules that society will comply with
  12. 12. Sh u The Notion of Shu is about empathy towards others and being able to appreciate what the other person in the
  13. 13. Wen (the arts)  involves acquiring skills of behavior which are categorized as cultural arts  Confucius saw the “arts as a means of peace and
  14. 14. and Interperso nal Communic ation
  15. 15. Confucianism and Interpersonal Communication  teaches (directly and indirectly) the notion of empathy  status relationship  concern for ritual and protocol  interaction within the family is the model for most social relationships
  16. 16. “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”“Forget injuries, never forget kin “By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice,