If we read the world history, we will find many influencing and motivating personalities who have created benchmarks. Their lives not only inspired us but instilled the right paths to follow to improve our lifestyle.
There is a great saying, “people are not born great, but their work and contribution towards society and humans make them great.” One of those names is Confucius. His name is among the most celebrated philosopher of all time in world history.
Different times in world history, portrayed Confucius as a great philosopher, teacher, mentor, editor, activist, and prophet. His holy name “Confucius” came from a combination of Kang’s surname and then honorific suffix master. Many concepts and cultural practices in East Asia, mentioned his name, making him arguably one of the most significant thinkers in East Asian history.
Life of Confucius
The great philosopher Confucius was born at the end of an era known as the spring and autumn in Chinese history. The time was the 6th century BCE. He belonged to the original state of eastern China, known as Lu.
As per many reports, Confucius’s early ancestors are the “Kongs” from the state of song, who was known as an aristocratic family that produced several proficient counselors for the song rulers. In the mid of the 7th century BCE, the family lost their political standing and wealth.
Confucius is believed to live from C.551 to C. 479 BCE. He worked for the Prince of Lu in various positions. Later he started traveling widely in China while meeting with several minor adventurers, including incarceration that lasted for five days due to a case of mistaken identity. But you will be surprised to know that he calmly played his stringed instrument until the error was uncovered. After returning to his hometown, Confucius founded his own school for offering the teaching of the ancients to the students.
Confucius never considered himself a creator, but instead, he called himself a transmitter of the ancient moral traditions. His school was open to all classes, including rich and poor.
Confucius started writing while teaching in his own school. He has two poetry collections, “The book of odes” and “The book of documents.” He also has written the spring and autumn annals telling the history of Lu and the “Book of changes” that consists of a collection of treatises of prophecy.
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