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The Analects, or Lunyu, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held.

Comprised of roughly 500 strips gathered into 20 'Books', generally referred to by roman numerals. Scholars also make a distinction between the 'upper text' (Books I - X) and the 'lower text' (Books XI - XX), since the 'upper text' shares a fair amount of characteristics in regards to structure, vocabulary and length.

The Master said, Wealth and high rank are what people desire; if they are attained by not following the dao, do not dwell in them. Poverty and mean rank are what people hate; if they are attained by not following the dao, do not depart from them.

If one takes ren away from the junzi, wherein is he worthy of the name? There is no interval so short that the junzi deviates from ren. Though rushing full tilt, it is there; though head over heels, it is there.

Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BC - 221 BC), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today. William Jennings was a rector of Grasmere, and late colonial chaplain. He served at St. John's Cathedral in Hong Kong. (Summary by Wikipedia and Jing Li)

  • By: CONFUCIUS
  • Translated by: William JENNINGS
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Format: MP3 (zip file)

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