Confucius is a great man who lived in the Spring and Autumn Period. Faced with the tumultuousness, he felt bitter and helpless but inflexible. He confronted the situation of “rites collapsed and music disappeared” with a large heart, concerning for the interests of “country and people”. Out of responsibility for cultural orthodoxy and continuity of morality and wisdom, he refused to retire in seclusion. He had no fear of government officials, nor was he afraid of displaced life. “Let the will be set on the path of duty. Let every attainment in what is good be firmly grasped. Let perfect virtue be accorded with. Let relaxation and enjoyment be found in the polite arts.” Confucius pursued values of life, achieved a breakthrough in Chinese civilization and at last, he overcame all worldly thoughts and entered sainthood.Twenty-five thousand years have passed, and Confucian thoughts, philosophy, teachings and spirits have remained and passed down, influencing greatly one generation after another. When coming toShandong, the birth place of the sage, it seems as if we are close to the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Period. Following the footprints of Confucius, looking back at the hardships he had had, and reflecting that soul-stirring history, we pay our respect to this great man—Confucius.
Graded Objects: 50 Pieces(Set)
Availability: 23 Jun 2016--24 Jul 2017