The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
How the minister of a prince must be sincere and boldly upright.
Tsze-lû asked how a ruler should be served. The Master said, "Do not impose on him, and, moreover, withstand him to his face."
Tzu-lu asked about the way to serve a lord. The Master said, 'Make sure that you are not being dishonest with him when you stand up to him.'
Tzeu lou demanda comment servir son prince. Le Maître répondit : « Ne le trompe jamais, quitte à le contrarier. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu XIV. 22. (369) – Chinese on/off – Français/English
Alias the Lunyu, the Lun Yü, the Analects, les Entretiens du maître avec ses disciples.
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