The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
Confucius in marriage-making was guided by character and not by fortune.
[...] 2. Of Nan Yung he said that if the country were well governed he would not be out of office, and if it were ill governed, he would escape punishment and disgrace. He gave him the daughter of his own elder brother to wife.
The Master said of Nan-jung that when the Way prevailed in the state he was not cast aside and when the Way fell into disuse he stayed clear of the humiliation of punishment. He gave him his elder brother's daughter in marriage.
[...] Le Maître dit que Nan Ioung, dans un État bien gouverné, aurait toujours une charge ; que, dans un État mal gouverné, il saurait échapper aux tourments et à la peine capitale. Il lui donna en mariage la fille de son frère. Nan loung, disciple de Confucius, habitait Nan koung. Il s'appelait T'ao et Kouo. Son surnom était Tzeu ioung, et son nom posthume King chou. Il était le frère aimé de Meng I tzeu. (Tchou Hsi)
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu V. 2. (94) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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