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The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).

Lunyu VII. 12. (162)

The uncertainty and folly of the pursuit of riches.
The Master said, "If the search for riches is sure to be successful, though I should become a groom with whip in hand to get them, I will do so. As the search may not be successful, I will follow after that which I love."

Legge VII.11.

The Master said, 'If wealth were a permissible pursuit, I would be willing even to act as a guard holding a whip outside the market place. If it is not, I shall follow my own preferences.'

Lau [7:12]

Le Maître dit : « S'il convenait de chercher à amasser des richesses, fallût-il, pour y parvenir, remplir l'office de valet qui tient le fouet, je le remplirais. Mais tant qu'il ne convient pas de le faire, je poursuis l'objet de mes désirs1. »

1. La sagesse.

Couvreur VII.11.

12. Nabi bersabda, "Bila kekayaan itu merupakan syarat untuk mencapai (cita-cita tertinggi), meskipun harus menjadi tukang membawa cambuk, Aku mau menjalaninya ; tetapi karena bukan merupakan syarat, lebih baik Aku mengikuti kesukaanKu."
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