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Confucianism -> Mengzi -> Gaozi II -> 23.6

Mencius replied,
「《》, 'The parent's fault referred to in the Kai Feng is small;
》, that referred to in the Xiao Pan is great.
Where the parent's fault was great, not to have murmured on account of it
would have increased the want of natural affection.
Where the parent's fault was small, to have murmured on account of it
would have been to act like water which frets and foams about a stone that interrupts its course.
To increase the want of natural affection would have been unfilial,
and to fret and foam in such a manner would also have been unfilial.
孔子 Confucius said,
"Shun was indeed perfectly filial!
。』」And yet, when he was fifty, he was full of longing desire about his parents."'


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