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The Chinese Classic of Family ReverenceA Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing$
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Henry Jr. Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832841

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.001.0001

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A Record of Family Reverence in Practice 《紀孝行章》‎

A Record of Family Reverence in Practice 《紀孝行章》‎

Chapter 10. A Record of Family Reverence in Practice 《紀孝行章》‎
The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence

Henry Rosemont

Roger T. Ames

University of Hawai'i Press

In this chapter, Confucius is explaining to Master Zeng the more personal dimensions of family reverence. According to Confucius, “Filial children in serving parents in their daily lives show them real respect (jing), in tending to their needs and wants strive to bring them enjoyment (le), in caring for them in sickness reveal their apprehension, in mourning for them express their grief, and in sacrificing to them show true veneration. With these five dispositions firmly in place, they are truly able to serve their parents.” Confucius tells Master Zeng that arrogance, defiance, and contentiousness must be set aside in order for a child to be considered filial.

Keywords:   family reverence, Confucius, Master Zeng, filial children, parents, respect, enjoyment, arrogance, defiance, contentiousness

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