Friday, 18 January 2013

Confucian Virtues



Confucius taught these virtues which a person should practice every day to live a healthy, harmonious life: 


Ren i s the virtue of benevolence, charity, and humanity; 


Yi , of honesty and uprightness;  Yì may be broken down into zhong, doing one's best, conscientiousness, loyalty;


Shu , reciprocity, altruism, consideration of others, and Confucius' early version of the Golden Rule: " What you don't want yourself, don't do to others."  


Zhi , knowledge;


Xin , the virtue of faithfulness and integrity. 

Li , correct behavior or propriety,   good manners, politeness, ceremony, & worship.


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