The Analects of Confucius

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31 Mar: The Analects of Confucius |《论语》卫灵公第十五 子曰:“人无远虑,必有近忧。”

Yan Yuan inquires how to govern a state properly. The Master says, “You should use the calendar of Xia Dynasty, take carriages of Ying Dynasty, wear hats on formal occasions of Zhou Dynasty, and play the Shao Music in dances accompanied by music. You ought to prohibit the music of Zheng State, stay away from smooth tongues of empty and sweet words.

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31 Mar: The Analects of Confucius |《论语》卫灵公第十五 子曰:“志士仁人,无求生以害仁,有杀身以成仁。”

Zi Zhang inquires about how one can manage to get everywhere with ease in society. The Master says, “If one is faithful and trustworthy in words, sincere and respectful in deeds, he can still enjoy a high degree of popularity even if in a less civilized region. If one is less faithful and trustworthy in words, less sincere and respectful in deeds,

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31 Mar: The Analects of Confucius |《论语》宪问篇第十四 子曰:“上好礼,则民易使也。”

Zi Lu sleeps overnight at Shi Men, outside one of the towers over the walls of State Lu. In the early morning next day, one guard asks: “Where are you from?” Zi Lu answers: “From Confucius our Master.” The guard responds: “Is it that guy who is stubborn enough to go to advocate his ideas and notions in those regions where, he knows,

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31 Mar: The Analects of Confucius |《论语》宪问篇第十四 子曰:“幼而不孙弟,长而无述焉,老而不死,是为贼。”

An old pal of Confucius’s, Yuan Rang is waiting for Confucius, with two legs stretched out. Confucius says, “As a child, you did not show filial piety towards your parents and submission to your elder brothers. Up to date, you have not made any progress in self-cultivation.

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31 Mar: The Analects of Confucius |《论语》宪问篇第十四 宪问耻。子曰:“邦有道,谷; 邦无道,谷,耻也。”

Yuan Xian asks about shame and disgrace. Confucius says, “When the Way or justice and truth dominate in the state, you just take a regular official’s salary. That is a shame. When the Way or justice and truth fail to prevail, you just take a regular official’s salary. That is also a shame. ”