Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mencius - Book 7, Part 1, Chapter 25

Mencius said, 'He who rises at cock-crowing and addresses himself earnestly to the practice of virtue, is a disciple of Shun.

'He who rises at cock-crowing, and addresses himself earnestly to the pursuit of giin, is a disciple of Chih.

'If you want to know what separates Shun from Chih, it is simply this, the interval between the thought of gain and the thought of virtue.'
~ James Legge translation via nothingistic.org ~
 Go here to read the introductory post to this serialized version of the Works of Mencius.

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