Explore Fundamental Principles and Perceive Human Nature to Grasp Destiny——“Learning” Chapter in The Analects of Confucius and Way of Becoming a Man of Complete Virtue
ZHOU Hao-xiang;School of Politics and Law,Hebei University;
The Analects of Confucius began with "Learning" chapter and started to discuss learning.Confucius had set an example and tirelessly desired to learn endlessly.He taught his students to learn more and to understand his words and deeds.Accordingly,"Learning"is the Confucian family tradition.As a moral education,Confucianism paid attention to learning.Confucianism believed that learning is to "explore fundamental principles and perceive human nature to grasp destiny."To learn pleasantly is a symbol that is to develop him.It is delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters,which is a symbol that is to help others to develop.Developing himself and others is to explore fundamental principles and perceive human nature."If others do not know me,I do not feel angry.",which is a way of becoming a man of complete virtue,that is to grasp destiny.