Analects 11.13

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Other Translations:

Min Ziqian was attending the Master, standing at his side in a straight and correct manner; [also attending were] Zilu, looking bold and uncompromising, and Ran Qiu and Zigong, both of whom appeared happy and at ease.

The Master was pleased, but remarked, “Someone like Zilu will not get to live out his years.”

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

When Min Ziqian attended the Master, his manner was highly respectful. Zilu was bold and resolute, while Ran You and Zigong were relaxed and genial. The Master was pleased, but he said, A man like You (Zilu) will not die a natural death.

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

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