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Analects Book 2: on Heaven


Confucius didn’t “do god” in the sense of worshiping a specific deity or religion, but he did subscribe to a belief in the idea of an all-seeing and all-knowing “Heaven” (天/tiān) that acted as a sort of moral guide for the world and bestowed its goodness and wisdom on worthy individuals who would lead it out of chaos and darkness. Continue reading Analects Book 2: on Heaven