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Confucianism -> Yangzi Fayan -> Five Hundred Years -> 1

Someone asked:
圣人 Every five hundred years a sage appears.
?” Is there truth in this?
Yangzi said:
Yao, Shun, and Yu
were rulers and subjects to one another, all [during] the same era.
周公Wen, Wu, and the Duke of Zhou,
were fathers and sons, all during the same era.
孔子But Tang and Confucius were born several centuries removed from each other.
As for using the past to forecast what is to come,
。”whether it be a thousand years or one year, one cannot know.


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