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《廣要道 - Amplification of "The All-embracing Rule of Conduct" in Chapter I》

English translation: James Legge [?]
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1 廣要道:
子曰:「教民親愛,莫善於孝。教民禮順,莫善於悌。移風易俗,莫善於樂。安上治民,莫善於禮。禮者,敬而已矣。故敬其父,則子悅;敬其兄,則弟悅;敬其君,則臣悅;敬一人,而千萬人悅。所敬者寡,而悅者眾,此之謂要道也。」
Amplification of "The All-embracing...:
The Master said, "For teaching the people to be affectionate and loving, there is nothing better than filial piety. For teaching them (the observance of) propriety and submissiveness, there is nothing better than fraternal duty. For changing their manners and altering their customs, there is nothing better than music. For securing the repose of superiors and the good order of the people, there is nothing better than the rules of propriety.
The rules of propriety are simply (the development of) the principle of reverence. Therefore the reverence paid to a father makes (all) sons pleased. The reverence paid to an elder brother makes (all) younger brothers pleased. The reverence paid to a ruler makes (all) subjects pleased. The reverence paid to the One man makes thousands and myriads of men pleased. The reverence is paid to a few, and the pleasure extends to many. This is what is meant by an 'All-embracing Rule of Conduct.'"

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