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Analects | Glossary


analects: (n) a collection of short writings that are often philosophical in nature

Dao: (n) "The Way"; the right path to follow spiritually

filial: (adj) relating to or befitting a son or daughter

humaneness: (n) behavior marked by consideration toward others and to society at large

junzi: (n) a gentleman who is an ideal of virtuous thought and behavior

li: (n) ritual, which allows the family, state, and world to align with the will of Heaven

Lu: (n) a state in southeastern China; birthplace of Confucius

ren: (n) goodness toward others

Tian: (n) Heaven, which aligns with moral order but requires humans to carry out its will

Xue: (n) study or learning

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