The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
The merit of Kung-shû Wan in recommending to high office, while in an inferior position, a man of worth.
1. The great officer, Hsien, who had been family minister to Kung-shû Wan, ascended to the prince's court in company with Wan.
2. The Master, having heard of it, said, "He deserved to be considered WAN (the accomplished)."
Counsellor Chuan who had been an official in the household of Kung-shu Wen-tzu was promoted to high office in the state, serving side by side with Kung'shu Wen-tzu. On hearing of this, the Master commented, 'Kung-shu Wen-tzu deserved the epithet "wen"'
Koung chou Wenn fit élever son intendant, Ch'ouan, à la charge de ministre en même temps qu'il le fut lui-même [par le prince de Wei]1. Le Maître l'ayant appris, dit : « Koung chou mérite bien son surnom de Wenn. “le Civilisé”. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu XIV. 18. (365) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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