Jen is the first and the most prominent value of Konghucu. Jen means humanity, generousity, and love.
In day-to-day relationship, Jen is shown in Cung (respecting each-other), and Shu ( altruism)
Yi means truth or just. Yi is like ‘something that is suppossed to be’. Everybody should treat anyone else according to norms.
Li means proper behavior, polite, and in-accordance. Whereas human’ acts must be all polite and proper, it is not proper to drink water right from cettle even in our thirst. Konghucu is simple, all sentence that is delivered according to K’ung will be diligent and attentive.
Zhi means wisdom. Knowledge can be obtained from outside world, but wisdom will develop from our internal experience.
Hsin means ‘trust the else’. As Konghucu said in life, it will be much better to trust what people said first, then after that, we listen to it again and starts analizing his/her behaviour. Konghucu believes that a glorious and noble can be reached if someone believes that a person can be educated.
Konghucu teaches Tao, which means ‘a path’ as a main principles of human. That means it is the human themselves that can create noble Tao if he/she lives well.
Konfusianism is a term which is used to name the philosophy of Konghucu (Konghucu it self means Master Kung). Konghucu philosophy has become ethics, basic of education, basic tradition of Chungkuo society ( Middle country). Middle country is a term made by the chinese for their country.
The ideas of Konghucu were found in Lun Yu ( the miscellanous of Konfusianism). It is a gathering of Konghucu’s philosophy.
According to Konfusianism, everthing in the universe walks upon it’s rules. To create a harmony between human being and nature, a rule must be made. Everything in the universe has a name, and in the name there be a certain function. And so is in society, everything has responsiblity to bring with. Whereas a father is better be a father, an author with his authority, a boy should act like a boy, etc depends on the name.
Konfusianism based this kinds of relationship into five main points,
After posting about Chris Cornel in rock musician corner, now I will post about Konghucu. Quite far different from the previous one, this time is something concerns with philosphy. A bit deep, but it’s fine, just to show you how various the information in this blog are. Speaking about Konghucu will never be enough in just one post. To make it easier to read, I will devide the post into three parts. This is the first chapter.
Konghucu was born in 551 BC, during King Ling of Zhou dynasti, in Chang Phing village. His family name is K’ung and his childhood name was Khung Chiu/Zong Ni.
K’ung family has lost his aristocratic in the middle of political chaos during Zhou dynasti. When he was three years old, his father died, and K’ung then brought up by his poor mother. K’ung has shown his incredible wisdom in his childhood. His mother died when he was 17.
K’ung then married to Song’s girl named Yuan Guan. His life changed right after he became an state officer, a matter that he had from the age of 35 until 60 years. The political conspiration in his career had made K’ung must resign from his authority, and he must live in exile. Read more