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It is by sacrifice that the nourishment of parents is followed up and filial duty to them Perpetuated.
The filial heart is a storehouse (of all filial duties).
Compliance with everything that can mark his course, and be no violation of the relation (between parent and child)
- the keeping of this is why we call it a storehouse.
Therefore in three ways is a filial son's service of his parents shown
- while they are alive, by nourishing them;
when they are dead, by all the rites of mourning;
and when the mourning is over by sacrificing to them.
In his nourishing them we see his natural obedience;
in his funeral rites we see his sorrow;
in his sacrifices we see his reverence and observance of the (proper) seasons.
In these three ways we see the practice of a filial son.


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