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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. 28. (178)

Against acting heedlessly.
The Master said, "There may be those who act without knowing why. I do not do so. Hearing much and selecting what is good and following it; seeing much and keeping it in memory:– this is the second style of knowledge."

Legge VII.27.

The Master said, 'There are presumably men who innovate without possessing knowledge, but that is not a fault I have. I use my ears widely and follow what is good in what I have heard; I use my eyes widely and retain what I have seen in my mind. This constitutes a lower level of knowledge.'

Lau [7:28]

Le Maître dit : « Il est peut-être des hommes qui agissent en toute ignorance, je n'en suis pas. Après avoir beaucoup entendu, j'examine et je choisis ce qui est bon à suivre. J'observe beaucoup pour le graver dans ma mémoire : c'est le second degré de la connaissance1. »

1. Le premier est la connaissance innée (cf chap. VII, 19 et chap. XVI, 9).

Couvreur VII.27.

28. Nabi bersabda, "Mungkin ada orang yang sesungguhnya tidak mengerti, tetapi ingin ikut-ikut melakukan ; Aku tidak akan berbuat seperti itu. Banyaklah mendengar, ambillah yang baik dan ikutilah. Banyaklah melihat dan ingat-ingatlah di dalam hati. Orang yang demikian dapat digolongkan orang pandai tingkat kedua."
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