Book of Confucius ideology Chapter 6
Passage One Hundred and Twenty One
Confucius said: Jhonggeng have what it takes to be King.
Passage One Hundred and Twenty Two
Jhonggong asked about Sangbozih.
Confucius said: He is fine. His way of doing things is simple and clear.
Jhonggong said: Would a strictly planned policy, with a simple and clear operation work? If the policy planned is lousy and the operation is rough, would that be under performing?
Confucius said: You are correct.
Passage One Hundred and Twenty Three
Mr. A asked: Which of your students are keen in their studies?
Confucius said: Yanhuei is a keen student. He doesn’t get angry at people and he never makes the same mistake twice. Pity he died young, now there are no one, who are that keen.
Passage One Hundred and Twenty Four
Zihhwa became the ambassador to Ci nation. Youzih helps Zihwa to ask for some rice for his mother.
Confucius said: give him six dou and four san.
Youzih asked for more.
Confucius said: Give him another two duo and four san.
But Youzih gave him eighty Shrr.
Confucius said: At Ci nation, Zihhwa used the most beautiful carriages, the most beautiful cloth. A true gentleman would show charity to those who are in need, not those whom already have enough.
Note: 石shrr斗dou升san are units of measurement in ancient China.
Passage One Hundred and Twenty Five
Yuansih worked for Confucius. Confucius paid him with ten thousand kilos of food. Yuansih won't accept it.
Confucius said: Don't say no, share it with the people of your village.
Passage One Hundred and Twenty Six
When talking about Jhonggong, Confucius said: He might be born from a poor family. But just like a cow with red hair and horn, even if nobody want to use it to worship the gods. The gods still won't reject it.
Passage One Hundred and Twenty Seven
Confucius said: Yanhuei can continue to be humane for over three months. The other students can only continue for half a month.
Passage One Hundred and Twenty Eight
Jikangzih asked: Can Jhongyou be a Lord?
Confucius said: Jhongyou is decisive. He will make a good Lord.
Jikangzih then asked: Can Zihgong be a Lord?
Confucius said: Zihgong is perceptive. He would make a good Lord.
Jikangzih asked: Would Zaiciou be a good Lord?
Confucius said: Zaiciou has many different talents. He would be a good Lord.
Passage One Hundred and Twenty Nine
The head of Ji family offers Minzihci the position of been the Lord Mayor, on the government's behalf. Minzihci said: Please help me to reject the offer, if somebody asked me again, please tell them, I left the country.
Passage One Hundred and Thirty
Boniou is seriously ill. Confucius went to see him and hold his hand from the window and said: Is this the end of your life? Even a person like you would contract such illness? Even a person like you would contract such illness.
Passage One Hundred and Thirty One
Confucius said: Yanhuei is truly wise! He only has a basket of food, a sip of water and lives on a poor people street. Everybody here is sad, only Yanhuei can still be happy here, that is really wise.
Passage One Hundred and Thirty Two
Ranciou said: It isn't that I don't like master's principles, it is just I don't have enough ability.
Confucius said: If you give up because you don't have enough ability, then you won't even want to start.
Passage One Hundred and Thirty Three
Confucius said: You need to be an educated gentleman, not an educated savage.
Note: In the hand of good people, he would use the skills he gains from education or training for good. In the hand of a bad person, he would use the skills he gains from education or training for evil. Imagine if a highly trained engineer, if he chose to help a Communist state to develop weapons, he would be using his skills for evil. If he chose to help a free country to develop weapons, he would be using his skills for good. If a person is an Ex-Navy SEAL, if he chose to help train gangsters in SEAL fighting technique, he is using his skills for evil. But if he chose to teach these skills, to the police or open up a self-defence class, in the university and only accepting students of good merit, he is using his skills for good.
Passage One Hundred and Thirty Four
Zihyou became the Lord of Wu City.
Confucius said: Have you found any talent there?
Zihyou said: There is a man call Dantaimieming. When he walk, he takes no shortcut, unless it is business, he never comes to the place I live.
Passage One Hundred and Thirty Five
Confucius said: Mengjhihfan is not the type of person who praises himself. When his army was retreating, he stayed back to provide cover for retreating troops. After he entered the castle, he quickly rode his horse, to the troops that are sent here to meet him and said "It is not that I dare to be the last to arrive, it is because my horse is slow”
Passage One Hundred and Thirty Six
Confucius said: If you are a beautiful person, who has no talent in debate, you are likely to have trouble.
Note: According to some psychologist. All human wanted to be love. However, according to some lawyers, there are cases where certain women might go to further extend, making up a story of been raped, by a particular man, to lead people to think, she is so desirable, that a man would rape her. According to statistic, 5.9% of reported rape cases, are confirmed false accusation, 13.9% of reported rape are not conclusive, due to lack of evidence. 44.9% of reported rape did not proceed, because of lack of evidence, the accuser is not cooperative or don't meet the standard qualified as rape. Only 35.3% of reported rape can be confirm as rape.
Passage One Hundred and Thirty Seven
Confucius said: When a person's substance quality surpasses his culture quality it would make him seem rude. When his culture quality surpasses his substance quality, it would make him seem like a snob. Only when a person's culture quality and substance quality are more balance, would make him seem like a gentleman.
Passage One Hundred and Thirty Eight
Confucius said: A person must be able to survive, by been upstanding. There are those who are not upstanding that survive too, but only if they are lucky, enough to avoid the disastrous.
Passage One Hundred and Thirty Nine
Confucius said: Liking to learn, is better than knowing you need to learn. Enjoy learning is better than liking to learn.
Passage One Hundred and Forty
Confucius said: When you met a person with intelligence higher than average, you can talk complex knowledge with them. When you met a person with an intelligence lower than average, you cannot talk complex knowledge with them.
Passage One Hundred and Forty One
Fanchih asked Confucius what is wisdom. Confucius said: Rule according to public opinion, respect the gods, but stay away from them, would be enough.
Fanchir then asked but humane. Confucius said: Do the hard things first and have fun later.
Passage One Hundred and Forty Two
Confucius said: Those who are intelligent, prefers water. Those who are kind prefer the mountain. Those, who are intelligent, prefer to move around. Those, who are kind, prefer quiet. Those who are intelligent are happy. Those who are kind live a long life.
Passage One Hundred and Forty Three
Confucius said: Ci nation would achieve Lu nation's status, after reform to its government structure. Lu nation would move to the path of justice, after government structure reform.
Passage One Hundred and Forty Four
Confucius said: Use this sort of instrument to worship the gods is a mess, what sort of instrument is this?
Passage One Hundred and Forty Five
Confucius said: As a humane person if someone told you "A humane person fall into the well" would you jump down to save him?
Confucius said: How can someone do that? A gentleman can go and save a person's life, but cannot get himself stuck in it. He can be lied to, but he cannot act blindly.
Passage One Hundred and Forty Six
Confucius said: A true gentleman is well cultured, he restricts himself via the law of manners and he won't move to the wrong path.
Passage One Hundred and Forty Seven
Confucius met Nanzih, a famous and beautiful woman, who is known to be a free spirit is her sex life. Zihlu was not happy about it. Confucius said: If I have lustful thought, then let the gods hate me, let the gods hate me.
Passage One Hundred and Forty Eight
Confucius said: Make ordinary the standard of morality, is more the good enough! People have lack it for a long time.
Passage One Hundred and Forty Nine
Zihgong said: What type of person is he? If he is a person, who can let the people receive material comfort and help the poor, is he a humane person?
Confucius said: He is more than humane, he is a saint. Even the Kings might not be able to do it. You are a humane person. If you are willing to help other to achieve success, before yourself and willing to help people when you can, you are a humane person. Been willing to put himself in other people's shoe and treat others, how you are willing to be treated, is enough to be considered as humane.
信=honest, true to one's word, keep one's word, faith, believe
德=moral, kindness, ethnic
道=just, justice, principle, thinking, road