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Mohism -> Mozi -> Book 11 -> Minor Illustrations -> 6

Reading books is not books; liking reading books is liking books.
1
Fighting cocks is not cocks;
liking fighting cocks is liking cocks.
Being about to fall into a well is not falling into a well;
stopping someone about to fall into a well is stopping someone from falling into a well.
Being about to go out is not going out;
stopping someone about to go out is stopping someone going out.
If this is so, then:
Being about to die young is not dying young;
寿stopping someone about to die young is stopping someone from dying young.
Taking there being fate is not fate;
opposing those who take that there is fate is opposing fate.
It is not difficult.
This and that are the same,
2
the world has that and do not oppose themselves.
We Mohists have these and yet they blame and oppose us.
There can be no other reason
than that they are stopped up within and closed without; their heart-minds are all filled in!
3
These are the the "not thus and so".

1. 书也;好读书, : Inserted.
2. 类 : Inserted.
3. 不 : Inserted.


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