The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
A son not ought to go to a distance where he will not be able to pay the due services to his parents.
The Master said, "While his parents are alive, the son may not go abroad to a distance. If he does go abroad, he must have a fixed place to which he goes."
The Master said, 'While your parents are alive, you should not go too far afield in your travels. ~f you do, your whereabouts should always be known.'
Le Maître dit : « Durant la vie de vos parents, n'allez pas voyager au loin. Si vous voyagez, que ce soit dans une direction déterminée1. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu IV. 19. (85) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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