Follow us on Facebook to receive important updates Follow us on Twitter to receive important updates Follow us on sina.com's microblogging site to receive important updates Follow us on Douban to receive important updates
Chinese Text Project
Simplified Chinese version
Back Forward
Confucianism -> Yangzi Fayan -> The Junzi -> 12

Someone said:
圣人 The sage's dao is like Tian.
But if it is like Tian, then it should be constant.
圣人?”Why, then, the sage's many changes?
Yangzi said:
圣人 The sage indeed changes much.
子夏 Ziyou and Zixia understood his writings,
but they did not grasp why he wrote.
宰我子贡 Zai Wo and Zigong understood his words,
but they did not grasp why he spoke.
颜渊闵子骞 Yan Yuan and Min Ziqian understood his actions,
but they did not grasp why he acted.
圣人The sage's writings, words, and actions are Tian.
How can it be that Tian rarely changes?


Enjoy this site? Please help.Site design and content copyright 2006-2021. When quoting or citing information from this site, please link to the corresponding page or to https://ctext.org/ens. Please note that the use of automatic download software on this site is strictly prohibited, and that users of such software are automatically banned without warning to save bandwidth. 沪ICP备09015720号-3Comments? Suggestions? Please raise them here.