The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
The fruitlessness of thinking, without reading.
The Master said, "I have been the whole day without eating, and the whole night without sleeping:– occupied with thinking. It was of no use. The better plan is to learn."
The Master said, 'I once spent all day thinking without taking food and all night thinking without going to bed, but I found that I gained nothing therefrom. It would have been better for me to have spent the time in learning.'
Le Maître dit : « Autrefois je passais des jours entiers sans manger et des nuits entières sans dormir, afin de me livrer à la méditation. J'en ai retiré peu de fruit. Il vaut mieux étudier. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu XV. 31. (422) – Chinese on/off – Français/English
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