The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
How Shun was able to govern without personal effort.
The Master said, "May not Shun be instanced as having governed efficiently without exertion? What did he do? He did nothing but gravely and reverently occupy his royal seat."
The Master said, 'If there was a ruler who achieved order without taking any action, it was, perhaps, Shun. There was nothing for him to do but to hold himself in a respectful posture and to face due south.'
Le Maître dit : « Chouenn était un prince qui, presque sans avoir besoin de rien faire, maintenait l'empire dans un ordre parfait. Que faisait-il ? Il veillait attentivement sur lui-même et se tenait gravement le visage tourné vers le midi. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu XV. 5. (396) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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