The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
Confucius's indignation at the support of usurpation and extortion by one of his disciples.
1. The head of the Chî family was richer than the duke of Châu had been, and yet Ch'iû collected his imposts for him, and increased his wealth.
2. The Master said, "He is no disciple of mine. My little children, beat the drum and assail him."
The wealth of the Chi Family was greater than that of the Duke of Chou, and still Ch'iu helped them add further to that wealth by raking in the taxes. The Master said, 'He is no disciple of mine. You, my young friends, may attack him openly to the beating of drums.'
Ki était devenu plus riche que ne l'avait été Tcheou koung. Cependant, K'iou1 levait pour lui des taxes, et augmentait encore son opulence. Le Maître dit : « Jen Iou n'est plus mon disciple. Mes amis, battez le tambour2 et attaquez-le, vous ferez bien. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu XI. 17. (284) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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