Confucius: Believe in personal cultivation and virtues

【Confucianism】Time:2023-11-10      Source:本站      Views:8122

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People say that the Chinese have no religion, and in most cases this is not wrong. The Chinese believe in human character more than in fate, and such qualities are also the legacy of Confucius.

In his remarks, although Confucius referred to ming as well as ghosts and deities many times, he did not quite believe in them. As can be perceived, the bulk of Chinese ideological history lies in human society, rather than in ming, and in human endeavor, rather than in ghosts and deities. Moreover, such a history never dealt with the theme of the eternal soul but was solely dedicated to the betterment of society and personal cultivation and virtues. We cannot but owe all this to the credit of Confucius as a pioneer.