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CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS

To experience without abstraction is to sense the world;
To experience with abstraction is to know the world.
These two experiences are indistinguishable;
Their construction differs but their effect is the same.
Beyond the gate of experience flows the Way,
Which is ever greater and more subtle than the world.

-CONFUCIOUS

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Bob Kessel with Chinese Philosophers Paintings

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CONFUCIUS print by Bob Kessel

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LAO TZU by Bob Kessel

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FLUTE PLAYER by Bob Kessel

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MENCIUS by Bob Kessel

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POET AND FALLS by Bob Kessel

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POET WITH FLUTE by Bob Kessel

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MEDITATING by Bob Kessel

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WANG YANG MING by Bob Kessel

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VISTA by Bob Kessel

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WANDERER by Bob Kessel

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Bob Kessel has a new art series “Chinese Philosophers” with pictures of Lao Tsu, Confucius, Mencius, Wang Yang Ming, Su Tung Po and more. These pictures are available as signed and numbered original limited edition fine art prints. Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

Confucius (Chinese: 孔夫子); 551 BC – 479 BC was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese thought and life.

His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. These values gained prominence in China over other doctrines, such as Legalism (法家) or Taoism (道家) during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Confucius’ thoughts have been developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism (儒家). It was introduced to Europe by the Jesuit Matteo Ricci, who was the first to Latinise the name as “Confucius.”


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