Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Master Kung

Confucius
K'ung-fu-tzu, or Kǒng Fūzǐ - Confucius to the West (his name was Latinised by Matteo Ricci when his teachings were introduced to Europe - everybody's name was; think of Copernicus) - was born today in 551 BCE

The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man.

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At 9:51 AM, September 01, 2011 Anonymous alfajri had this to say...

happy b'day

 

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