Confucianism1

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Confucianism1



Confucius knew but one form of government, the traditional monarchy of his native land. It
was the extension of the patriarchal system to the entire nation. The king exercised an
absolute authority over his subjects, as the father over his children. He ruled by right
Divine. He was providentially set up by Heaven to enlighten the people by wise laws and to
lead them to goodness by his example and authority. Hence his title, the "Son of Heaven".
To merit this title he should reflect the virtue of Heaven. It was only the high-minded
king that won Heaven's favour and was rewarded with prosperity




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