Analects 15.3

Original Text:

子曰赐也女以予为多学而识之者与对曰然非与曰非也予一以贯之

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “Zigong! Do you take me to be one who has come to understand through learning a wide variety of things?”

Zigong responded, “Yes. Is this not the case?”

“It is not. I bind it all together with a single thread.”

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

The Master said, Si (Zigong), you suppose that I have studied many different matters and retain them in my memory, don’t you?

Zigong replied, Yes. Isn’t that so?

The Master said, No. I have one thread that links it all together.

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

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