The words “a survey shows” should always be treated with some skepticism, and the subjects of the survey were 1,000 members.
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Although the Analects is concrete, its sayings are scattered about in fragments; on first reading, it is difficult.
Mencius contains passages that inspire and arouse men's minds.
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First, I have to do my usual thing of reminding everyone not to take these results too seriously.
There are five Confucian classics: 1) the “Book of History” (“Book of Documents”), a collection of documents ascribed to ancient Emperors and officials; 2) the “Book of Songs” (“Poetry,” “Shijing”), an anthology of early poems also known as Book of Poem; 3) the “Book of Changes” (“Yijing,” “I Ching”), a manual of divination and philosophical appendices; 4) “Rites” (“Li Chi”), a compendium of rituals; and 5) “The Spring, Autumn Annals,” a chronicle of the state of Lu; and the attached Zuo Commentary.
In Confucius's time there was an additional classic, Music, but it has been lost.
The Four Books are comprised of the Doctrine of the Mean, the Great Learning, Mencius, and the Analects.
From the Han to the early Song, the Five Classics grew into thirteen classics.
Maintaining Perfect Balance, too, is difficult to understand; it should be read only after the other three books.”