The Works of Confucius; Containing the Original Text Volume 1

The Works of Confucius; Containing the Original Text Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...that without refle'cting, _ he understood whatever ap proached his ear. That which proceeded from his mind was proper and right. The motions of his heart, namely, his desires, did not transgress the rule: he walked at ease, and wit-liout effort remained in the path of virtue. Chung-chee says, Koong-ckce was born with a disposition for knowledge. He adds, that he earnestly sought, and attained that kind of learning which he might communicate to posterity. He K: ' ii_xe'd himselt'immoveably in the pursuit of wisdom. Nothing appeared doubtful or uncertain to him. He comprehended the laws by which both the natural and moral world are governed. What he heard, he received with perfect ease. The desires which proceeded from his mind transgressed not the law, and, withoutlay ing the least restraint on himself, he remained within the bounds of virtue. Such was the philosopher. REMARKS QN THE CHARACTERS IN SECTION IV. Smrtucr. 1. char. 6. Ong, five. Ty-ong is the ordinal, fifth. The key is gnu, two. 9. Eu, to, unto; sometimes, to go, to walk. The key of this is also gnu, two. Ssnraucn 3. char. 1. See, four. The key is-wy, the obsolete character for a country, within which is placed the ancient character for man. 5, Wale, doubt, uncertainty; its key, which is sum, the heart, is placed beneath: the upper part is wak, some one. Chou-pa/E-thee observes, that zua/c was the original character fol' doubt; but the learned afterwards added sum, the heart, for the sake of distinction. Srmrznca 4. char. 5. Tim, heaven, reason, intelligence, i. e. the source of intelligence; metaphorically, the Supreme Being. The sky is termed mun tizn. The key is ta, great, over which is placed yut, one, 3. Mung, an order, a decree, a command; also instruction. The key...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860535
  • 9781236860538