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Part 2 China Confucianism is a code of conduct to live this life and it has had a tremendous impact on how the Chinese live their lives It has a great influence in Chinese government education and attitudes toward correct personal behavior and the individual duties to society Confucius wanted to be a politician even a Prime Minister but he failed and then he dedicated to preach good moral conduct After his death he became the Chinese most influential in the history of China and had all the honors he never had in life The Government ordered the worship of Confucius and named him the Co-Assessor with the deities of Heaven and Earth His precepts and principles were incorporated into the Chinese Law in 210 BC His way to please God or the gods was through a good conduct with your family neighbors and society If you are a good person God is going to like you Some say that Confucianism is no religion in reality because Confucius was a philosopher moralist statesman and educationist but no religionist They say that the thoughts and teachings of Confucius are ethical philosophy political and educational principle but not religious philosophy The essence of all his teachings may be summed up under this one word Jen The nearest equivalent to this difficult word is social virtue All those virtues which help to maintain social harmony and peace like benevolence charity magnanimity sincerity respectfulness altruism diligence loving kindness goodness are included in Jen His Golden Rule is What you do not want done to yourself do not do unto others The injuries done to you by an enemy should be returned with a combination of love and justice The universal virtues are wisdom benevolence and fortitude Benevolence is to love all men and knowledge is to know all men The perfect virtue is gravity generosity of soul sincerity earnestness and kindness Confucius said a virtuous man
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