Analects 5.4

Original Text:



Other Translations:

Zigong asked, “What do you think of me?”

The Master replied, “You are a vessel.”

“What sort of vessel?”

“A hu or lian vessel.”

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

Zigong asked, What would you say of me?

The Master said, You are a vessel.

What kind of vessel? Zigong asked.

A fine sacrificial vessel, said the Master.

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

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