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Confucianism -> Yangzi Fayan -> The Junzi -> 20

Someone asked:
People speak of immortals.
?” Do they exist?
Yangzi sighed, saying:
神农 I have heard that Fu Xi and Shen Nong died;
黄帝that Huangdi, Yao, and Shun also passed away;
文王 that King Wen was buried at Bi;
孔子 and that Confucius was buried north of the Lu walls.
Do you alone begrudge your death?
It is not something that men can do anything about.
Indeed, immortality is of no benefit to mankind.
:“圣人The other said: Sages do not study the immortals, their skills are different.
圣人天下The sage's relation to the world
is such that he is ashamed if there is one thing that he does not understand.
天下。”For the immortal, he is ashamed that there is a single day that he does not live.
:“Yangzi said: Life?
It is called "life," but it is really death.


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