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Mohism -> Mozi -> Book 4 -> Universal Love III -> 6

天下1Yet the objection is still not exhausted.
:“It points out that universal love may be magnanimous and righteous, but how can it be realized?
泰山Universal love is impracticable just as carrying Mt. Tai and leaping over rivers.
So, then, universal love is but a pious wish, how can it be actualized?
墨子:“泰山Mozi replied: To carry Mt. Tai and leap over rivers is something that has never been accomplished since the existence of man.
But universal love and mutual aid has been personally practised by six ancient sage-kings.
How do we know they have done it?
墨子:“Mozi said: I am no contemporary of theirs, neither have I heard their voice or seen their faces.
The sources of our knowledge lie in what is written on the bamboos and silk, what is engraved in metal and stones, and what is cut in the vessels to be handed down to posterity.
:“文王西。”The "Great Declaration" proclaims: "King Wen was like the sun and the moon, shedding glorious and resplendent light in the four quarters as well as over the Western land."
文王天下天下This is to say that the love of King Wen is so wide and universal that it is like the sun and the moon shining upon the world without partiality.
文王 Here is universal love on the part of King Wen;
墨子what Mozi has been talking about
文王 is really derived from the example of King Wen.

1. 犹 : Originally read: "独". Corrected by 孙诒让《墨子闲诂》


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