By Richard Wilhelm
First released in 1931. This re-issues the version of 1972.
This translation and Wilhelm's precious commentaries offer a concise and readable survey of Confucius, the guy and his teachings. This quantity interprets The lifetime of Confucius from an historic chinese language textual content, the Shih Chi, or The ancient Records by way of Sse-Ma Ch'ien, relationship from the flip of the second one century B.C.
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2 1 Lun Yu, XII, 2a. , 18.
More latitude seemed necessary in rendering der Gemeine. 1 Lun Yü, XIV, 42. ” After a time the Music-Master said: “You are so serious and sunk in thought. ” Confucius said: “Now I know who he is. Dark and black, tall and large. His eyes are those of a ram looking into the distance; his mind is that of a king of the four quarters of the earth. ” Since Confucius found no use for his services in Wei, he was about to turn west, in order to see Baron Chien of Chao. But when he came to the Yellow River, he heard that Fu Ming-tu and Shun Hua had been killed.
After something more than a year, King Fu Ch‘ai of Wu attacked the State of Ch‘en, wrested three cities from it, and then withdrew. Baron Yang of Chao attacked the city Chao Ko. The king of Ch‘u beleaguered the capital of Ts‘ai. The prince of Ts‘ai thereupon transferred his seat to Wu. The king of Wu conquered King Kou Chien of Ytteh near Kuai Chi. A sparrowhawk settled on the palace of Ch‘en and died. An arrow of the wood of the hou tree, with a stone head, had pierced it. It was one foot eight inches long.