Analects 6.5

Original Text:

原思为之宰与之粟九百辞子曰毋以与尔邻里乡党乎

Translation:

Other Translations:

When Yuan Si was serving as steward, he was offered a salary of nine hundred measures of millet,4 but he declined it.

The Master said, “Do not decline it! [If you do not need it yourself], could you not use it to aid the households in your neighborhood?”

Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.

When Yuan Si was given the post of steward, he was offered an allotment of nine hundred measures of grain, but he declined it.

The Master said, Oh, no! You could have shared it with your neighboring communities, couldn’t you?

Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.

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