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《子欲居九夷章》

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1 子欲居九... :
問:「子欲居九夷,使聖人居之,真有可變之理否?」曰:「然。」或問:「九夷,前輩或以箕子為證,謂朝鮮之類,是否?」曰:「此亦未見得。古者中國亦有夷、狄,如魯有淮夷,周有伊雒之戎是也。」又問:「此章與『乘桴浮海』,莫是戲言否?」曰:「只是見道不行,偶然發此歎,非戲言也。」因言:「後世只管說當時人君不能用聖人,不知亦用不得。每國有世臣把住了,如何容外人來做!如魯有三桓,齊有田氏,晉有六卿,比比皆然,如何容聖人插手!」

URN: ctp:n590923