Follow us on Facebook to receive important updates - thanks for your support! Follow us on Twitter to receive important updates - thanks for your support! Follow us on sina.com's microblogging site to receive important updates - thanks for your support! Follow us on Douban to receive important updates - thanks for your support!
Chinese Text Project
Show translation:[None] [English]
-> -> -> Filial Piety in Inferior Officers

《士 - Filial Piety in Inferior Officers》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 士:
資於事父以事母,而愛同;資於事父以事君,而敬同。故母取其愛,而君取其敬,兼之者父也。故以孝事君則忠,以敬事長則順。忠順不失,以事其上,然後能保其祿位,而守其祭祀。蓋士之孝也。《》云:「夙興夜寐,無忝爾所生」。
Filial Piety in Inferior...:
"As they serve their fathers, so they serve their mothers, and they love them equally. As they serve their fathers, so they serve their rulers, and they reverence them equally. Hence love is what is chiefly rendered to the mother, and reverence is what is chiefly rendered to the ruler, while both of these things are given to the father. Therefore when they serve their ruler with filial piety, they are loyal; when they serve their superiors with reverence, they are obedient. Not failing in this loyalty and obedience in serving those above them, they are then able to preserve their emoluments and positions, and to maintain their sacrifices. This is the filial piety of inferior officers.
It is said in the Book of Poetry: Rising early and going to sleep late, Do not disgrace those who gave you birth."

URN: ctp:xiao-jing/filial-piety-in-inferior-officers