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Confucianism is a system of thought based on the teachings of a Chinese mannamed Kung Fuzi Which is latinaized as Confucius lived from 551 to 479 bceConfucius claimed that he was not original and neither were his teachings but believedhimself to be a creative transmitter of wisdom from the past He created a moral codeon based on ethics humanity and love Confucius philosophies emphasize the ideals oforder and harmony With the idea that people should live in harmony both with each other and with nature To achieve this Confucius created a system of human relationships and good government Government to Confucius was the highest profession He believed that if one had a good government everyone would be happy In addition Confucius esteemed education in high regards believing that through it one could reach the high standard of a gentlemanFor a religion Confucianism is very different from any other Due to the fact thatthe Chinese see religion as a form of education The purpose of Confucianism was mainly to instill moral values in a person There is no organized church or structure no priests no sects and no creed for any follow There is no worshipping or personal relationship with god but did recognize heaven as a force of human concern Confucius did believe that men should direct their own destiny Confucius taught that harmony begins in the family which was a minuet of society In which the man of the house was like the emperor or Priest The Chinese always believed that the universe has always been influenced by two opposing forces the Yin and the Yang The two forces are always changing in power but each are necessary in order to maintain a balance Related to this concept also comes the idea that all things are made up of of five elements Wood metal fire water and earth like the yin and yang this elements are always influencing each other in the balance of
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