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Confucianism -> Yangzi Fayan -> Asking About the Dao -> 22

The methods of Shen Buhai and Han Feizi
were the ultimate of inhumaneness.
How can one use people like cattle and sheep?
If one uses them as cattle and sheep, then do foxes, crickets, and earthworms not become the recipients of the lou and winter sacrifices?
The other said:
If a knife or brush is not sharp,
then you just put it to the grindstone.
?” Is that not acceptable?
Yangzi said:
If putting people to the grindstone were acceptable,
!” then the Qin were the best at it!

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