Analects 7.27

Original Text:

子钓而不纲弋不射宿

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master would fish with a hook, but not with a net. He would shoot with a corded line, but would not aim at roosting birds.

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

The Master fished with a rod but not with a longline. He shot at birds with a stringed arrow, but not if they were roosting.

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

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