The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
Confucius's anxiety about his self-cultivation:– another humble estimate of himself.
The Master said, "The learning virtue without proper cultivation; the not thoroughly discussing what is learned; not being able to move towards righteousness of which a knowledge is gained; and not being able to change what is not good:– these are the things which occasion me solicitude."
The Master said, 'It is these things that cause me concern: failure to cultivate virtue, failure to go more deeply into what I have learned, inability, when I am told what is right, to move to where it is, and inability to reform myself when I have defects.'
Le Maître dit : « Ce qui me préoccupe, c'est de ne pas m'appliquer à cultiver la Vertu, de ne pas enseigner ce que j'ai étudié, d'entendre parler de justice sans pouvoir l'appliquer, et de ne pouvoir me corriger de mes défauts. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu VII. 3. (153) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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