Comparative Religions Assignment (Doc)

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Running head: COMPARATIVE RELIGIONSComparative ReligionsName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1COMPARATIVE RELIGIONSFour (4) ideas of Confucius’ AnalectsConfucius was a Chinese philosopher who had a wide knowledge on almost every subjectand he delivered some analects that were useful for the better humanity and obtaining a betterplace in God’s evaluation.Goodness/ HumannessGoodness or humanness can be considered as a virtue that can be attained by the properknowledge and education (Smith 2017). This factor in the human character does not positivelyrequire being ‘good’ but it requires possessing a moral character. There is a divine presence thatis underlined with these analects. A person’s value and character can be assessed by implyingthese analects (Yu 2012). An example of this might be cited when a person helps his fellowhuman being without the expectation of anything in return.The Gentleman or Superior scholarThese analects are derived from the Chinese term Chun-tzu or Junzi. This term reflects ahuman being who lives by some moral or ethical codes in his lifestyle. The life of a ‘Gentleman’is quite in the same line with the superiority of the human beings. This theme has been reflectedin many works of literature and philosophy in the later periods (Yu 2012). This can found incases when a person is true to his intentions and follows his moral character in his everyday life.Rites and RitualsThese analects are derived from the Chinese term ‘li’. Another implication of the term ‘li’can be better understood by ‘propriety’ (Yu 2012). These rituals are related to the understandingof the literal rituals as well as the moral conduct. Through this, one can be able to know the right
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