Zilu asked about serving one’s lord.
The Master replied, “Do not deceive him. Oppose him openly.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
Zilu asked how to serve the ruler. The Master said, Never deceive him; oppose him openly.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.