The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
Confucius's sympathy with sorrow, respect for rank, and pity for misfortune.
When the Master saw a person in a mourning dress, or any one with the cap and upper and lower garments of full dress, or a blind person, on observing them approaching, though they were younger than himself, he would rise up, and if he had to pass by them, he would do so hastily.
When the Master encountered men who were in mourning or in ceremonial cap and robes or were blind, he would, on seeing them, rise to his feet, even though they were younger than he was, and, on passing them, would quicken his step.
Lorsque le Maître voyait un homme en deuil, ou en costume de cérémonie, ou un aveugle, fût-ce un homme moins âgé que lui, aussitôt1 il se levait, ou pressait le pas [en les croisant].
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu IX. 10. (219) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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