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Western name of Kong Qiu (孔丘), an influential Chinese philosopher who lived 551 BCE – 479 BCE.
From Latin Confucius, from Mandarin 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ) "Master Kong".
Confucius did not see this, and it was impossible that he should.
Confucius, it is recorded, sacrificed to the dead, as if they were present, and to the spirits, as if they were there.
We pay cult to Confucius and to the dead to express our respect for them.
Confucius would not abandon the cause of the people.
The learned hold the doctrine of Confucius, and Buddhism, alloyed with much popular superstition, has some influence.
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