Analects 11.10

Original Text:

颜渊死子哭之恸从者曰子恸矣曰有恸乎非夫人之为恸而谁为

Translation:

Other Translations:

When Yan Hui passed away, the Master cried for him excessively. The disciples reproved him, saying, “Master, surely you are showing excessive grief!”

The Master replied, “Am I showing excessive grief? Well, for whom would I show excessive grief, if not for this man?”

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

When Yan Yuan died, the Master mourned for him in a highly emotional manner. His followers said, Master, you are being too emotional.

The Master said, Am I too emotional? If I am not to be emotional for this man, who should I be emotional for?

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

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