Lun Yu Introduction Table of content – The Analects of Confucius

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

Lunyu XI. 13. (280)

Confucius happy with his disciples about him.
1. The disciple Min was standing by his side, looking bland and precise; Tsze-lû, looking bold and soldierly; Zan Yû and Tsze-kung, with a free and straightforward manner. The Master was pleased.
2. He said, "Yû there! – he will not die a natural death."

Legge XI.12.

When in attendance on the Master, Min Tzu looked respectful and upright; Tzu-lu looked unbending; Jan Yu and Tzu-kung looked affable. The Master was happy.
'A man like Yu will not die a natural death.'

Lau [11:13]

Un jour Min tzeu se tenait auprès de Confucius avec un air ferme et digne, Tzeu lou, avec l'air d'un homme brave et audacieux, Jen Iou et Tzeu koung, avec un air affable. Le Maître était content. « Un homme comme Iou dit-il, ne peut mourir de mort naturelle1. »

1. Tzeu lou périt en combattant sous les murs de Ts'i tch'eng. On y voit encore sa tombe.

Couvreur XI.12.

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