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The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).

Lunyu IX. 3. (212)

Some common practices indifferent and others not.
1. The Master said, "The linen cap is that prescribed by the rules of ceremony, but now a silk one is worn. It is economical, and I follow the common practice.
2. "The rules of ceremony prescribe the bowing below the hall, but now the practice is to bow only after ascending it. That is arrogant. I continue to bow below the hall, though I oppose the common practice."

Legge IX.3.

The Master said, 'A ceremonial cap of linen is what is prescribed by the rites. Today black silk is used instead. This is more frugal and I follow the majority. To prostrate oneself before ascending the steps is what is prescribed by the rites. Today one does so after having ascended them. This is casual and, though going against the majority, I follow the practice of doing so before ascending.'

Lau [9:3]

Le Maître dit : « Le bonnet de chanvre est conforme aux rites anciens. À présent on porte le bonnet de soie, qui coûte moins cher. Je me conforme à l'usage général. Anciennement, un officier saluait son prince au bas des degrés qui conduisaient à la salle. À présent, on le salue au haut des degrés ; c'est de l'orgueil. Contrairement à tout le monde, je m'en tiens à l'ancien usage. »

Couvreur IX.3.

3. a. Nabi bersabda, "Mengenakan topi dari rami (untuk orang-orang yang telah dewasa) itulah adat istiadat lama. Sekarang orang menggantinya dengan sutera karena lebih sederhana. Aku mengikuti umum."
b. "Memberi hormat dari tempat bawah, itulah adat istiadat lama, sekarang orang menggantinya dengan memberi hormat setelah orang naik ke atas. Ini sungguh sombong. Meskipun bertentangan dengan umum, Aku tetap menjalankan hormat dari tempat bawah."
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