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See also: Ten Primordial Masters

Confucius is credited with saying: "Men of superior righteousness spontaneously keep practising the middle path, equally away from extremes." [1] Maha Avatar, July-September 1981, page 29

Shri Mataji has spoken about Confucius:

Confucius because he talked about humanity. He said that humanity’s important and the collective. But without realization how do you understand collectivity? (1990-02-28)

Confucius wanted to establish a quality of people, a category of people who would have a feeling for others and we say in samajikata or the public-minded people. Mostly human beings are selfish. They live for their families. At the most they may live for some relations of theirs. But some of them are of a category who rise above that limited sphere and become conscious about the needs of the society. Now when we see somebody dying or getting drowned in the sea we find somebody jumping to save that person. In that case who saves is not that person, but the collectivity that is within this gentleman. He feels something of his part and parcel is getting drowned and he must save that part and parcel, so he jumps to save that. In the same way in the fire, in any catastrophes when we find people dying to save others, we can explain that innately we are collective beings. Within us there is a collective feeling, and when this collective feeling is expressed in this manner, you prepare grounds for the Divine to work through because the Divine is something that is absolutely collective. (1986-10-09)

You have to feel the humanism of Confucius within you. (1985-05-07)


Confucius (/kənˈfjuːʃəs/ kən-FEW-shəs;[1] 551–479 BC)[2][3] was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history...(more)