The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
The praise of Yâo.
1. The Master said, "Great indeed was Yâo as a sovereign! How majestic was he! It is only Heaven that is grand, and only Yâo corresponded to it. How vast was his virtue! The people could find no name for it.
2. "How majestic was he in the works which he accomplished! How glorious in the elegant regulations which he instituted!"
The Master said, 'Great indeed was Yao as a ruler! How lofty! It is Heaven that is great and it was Yao who modelled himself upon it. He was so boundless that the common people were not able to put a name to his virtues. Lofty was he in his successes and brilliant was he in his accomplishments!'
Le Maître dit : « Que Iao a été un grand prince ! Quelle suprême grandeur ! Seul le Ciel est grand ; seul Iao l'égalait. Sa majesté était telle que le peuple ne pouvait lui donner de nom. Quelle suprême grandeur dans l'accomplissement de son œuvre ! Quelle splendeur émanait de la culture et des institutions ! »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu VIII. 19. (207) – Chinese on/off – Français/English
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