Oh, and I forgot the Analects
of Confucius, which are very interesting to compare to the Gospel of Thomas
, a Christian apocryphal
scripture (the apocrypha is basically the body of scriptures that was not included by the early Roman church in the Bible), and the Tao Te Ching
of Taoism. Taoism is pronounced "Dowism" by the way, like the Dow Jones Industrial Index.