By Philip J. Ivanhoe
This re-creation bargains accelerated decisions from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); new works, the dialogues Robber Zhi and White Horse; a concise normal advent; short introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, every one paintings; and 4 appendices that make clear very important figures, sessions, texts, and phrases in chinese language thought.
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13 The Master said, “If a person is able to govern the state by means of ritual propriety and deference, what difficulties will he encounter? 14 The Master said, “Do not be concerned that you lack an official position, but rather concern yourself with the means by which you might become established. 15 The Master said, “Zeng! ”37 “Yes, sir,” Master Zeng responded. 18 The Master said, “In serving your parents you may gently remonstrate with them. 21 The Master said, “You must always be aware of the age of your parents.
15 The Master said, “If you learn without thinking about what you have learned, you will be lost. ” Kongzi replied, “Raise up the straight and apply them to the crooked, and the people will submit to you. ’22 Thus, in being a filial son and good brother one is already taking part in government. 1 Kongzi said of the Ji Family, “They have eight rows of dancers performing in their courtyard. 3 The Master said, “A man who is not Good—what has he to do with ritual? 4 Lin Fang25 asked about the roots of ritual.
31 The Master said, “Zigong! 19 Duke Ding asked, “How should a lord employ his ministers? 23 The Master was discussing music with the Grand Music Master of Lu. He said, “What can be known about music is this: when it first begins, it resounds with a confusing variety of notes, but as it unfolds, these notes are reconciled by means of harmony, brought into tension by means of counterpoint, and finally woven together into a seamless whole. ” Kongzi’s followers thereupon presented him. After emerging from the audience, the border official remarked, “You disciples, why should you be concerned about your Master’s loss of office?
Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy by Philip J. Ivanhoe