Daxue Introduction – The Great Learning

Confucean thought summarized for the Prince. Tr. Legge (en), Pauthier (fr), Bog (fr).

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Confucius' text

Zengzi's First Commentary
The illustration of illustrious virtue.

Zengzi's Second Commentary
The renovation of the people.

Zengzi's Third Commentary
On resting in the highest excellence.

Zengzi's Fourth Commentary
Explanation of the root and the branches.

Zengzi's Fifth Commentary
On the investigation of things, and carrying knowledge to the utmost extent.

Zengzi's Sixth Commentary
On having the thoughts sincere.

Zengzi's Seventh Commentary
On personal cultivation as dependent on the rectification of the mind.

Zengzi's Eighth Commentary
The necessity of cultivating the person, in order to the regulation of the family.

Zengzi's Ninth Commentary
On regulating the family as the means to the well-ordering of the State.

Zengzi's Tenth Commentary
On the well-ordering of the State, and making the whole kingdom peaceful and happy.

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