On the Sage of Confucius
Confucius was a great thinker, statesman and educator and founder of the Confucian school of thought in China. When Confucius was alive, he was known as the “Sage Bestowed by Heaven”, and one of the most knowledgeable scholars in society. Later generations honored him with such titles as “Ultimate Sage” and “Model Teacher of All Ages”. His political thinking was the main supporting force for the Chinese feudal system that lasted more than 2,000 years. The morality and ethics advocated by Confucius have cultivated the dominant moral views of the Chinese people. The emperors of past dynasties held Confucius in high esteem. Accordingly, his temple, graveyard and mansion have a history of more than 2,000 years. The temple and ceremony of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion were included on the World Heritage list in 1994. In 1988, 75 winners of the Nobel Prize published a joint declaration in Paris, calling on:”Human existence in 21st century to draw on the wisdom taught by Confucius more than 2,000 years ago.” Today, Confucius’ wisdom is shared all around the world.
Duration: 25 min