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Confucius: To do or not to do...

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Confucius and Jesus

 

"Confuciuis was asked

"Is there one word which can serve and as guiding principle for conduct throughout life?

He replied,

"It is the word altruism. Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you."

Analects 15v23

 

Jesus said,

"Do to others as you would have them do to you."

Luke 6v31

 

There is a difference....


Confucius lived 500 years before Christ. His philosphy and teachings influenced China, Korrea, Japan, Vietnam and many other countries.