Robert Oxnam :: Confucian
teaching rests on three essential values: Filial piety, humaneness,
Irene Bloom :: The Confucian value system
may be likened in some ways to a tripod, which is one of the great
vessels of the Shang and Zhou Period and a motif that reoccurs in later
Chinese art. You could say of the three legs of the tripod, one is
filial devotion, or filial piety. A second is humaneness. A third is
ritual or ritual consciousness.