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" He sacrificed to the dead, as if they were present. He sacrificed to the spirits, as if the spirits were present. 2. The Master said, " I consider my not being present at the sacrifice, as if I did not sacrifice. "
Life and Teachings of Confucius - Page 101
by JAMES LEGGER D.D. - 1867
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The Chinese Classics: With a Translation, Critical and Exegetical ..., Volume 1

James Legge - China - 1861
...find it as easy to govern the empire as to look on this;" — pointing to his palm. CHAPTER XII. 1. He sacrificed to the dead, as if they were present....sacrificed to the spirits, as if the spirits were present. 2. The Master said, "I consider my not being present at the sacrifice, as if I did not sacrifice."...
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The Chinese Classics: With a Translation, Critical and Exegetical ..., Volume 1

James Legge - China - 1861
...with the worship of God there existed in China, from the earliest historical times, the worship of other spiritual beings, — especially, and to every...of departed ancestors. Confucius recognized this as au institution to be devoutly observed. "He sacrificed to the dead as if they were present ; he sacrificed...
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The Chinese Classics, Volume 1

China - 1893
...with the worship of God there existed in China, from the earliest historical times, the worship of other spiritual beings, — especially, and to every...individual, the worship of departed ancestors. Confucius recognised this as an institution to be devoutly observed. ' He sacrificed to the dead as if they were...
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Confucius and the Chinese Classics: Or, Readings in Chi Nese Literature

Augustus Ward Loomis - China - 1867 - 432 pages
...dead as if they were present. He sacrificed to the spirits as if the spirits were present. The Master said, " I consider my not being present at the sacrifice as if I did not sacrifice." The philosopher Tsung said, " Let there be a careful attention to perform the funeral rites to parents,...
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The Chinese Classics: Translated Into English, with Preliminary Essays and ...

James Legge - Chinese literature - 1869
...meaning would find it as easy to govern the empire as to look on this;" — pointing to his palm. XII. 1. He sacrificed to the dead, as if they were present....sacrificed to the spirits, as if the spirits were present. 2. The Master said, " I consider my not being present at the sacrifice, as if I did not sacrifice."...
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The Chinese Classics, Volumes 1-2

Ssǔ shu - China - 1870 - 382 pages
...would find it as easy to govern the empire as to look on this ; " — pointing to his palm. XII. 1. He sacrificed to the dead, as if they were present....sacrificed to the spirits, as if the spirits were present. 2. The Master said, " I consider my not being present at the sacrifice, as if I did not sacrifice."...
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The Witness of History to Christ: Five Sermons Preached Before the ...

Frederic William Farrar - Christianity - 1871 - 207 pages
...Immortality, and this is why his influence has been unfavourable to the growth of religion in China. " He sacrificed to the dead as if they were present...sacrificed to the spirits as if the spirits were present." Ibid. ill. 12. the master said, ' While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?'...
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The witness of history to Christ; 5 sermons, being the Hulsean lects. for 1870

Frederic William Farrar - 1871
...influence has been unfavourable to the growth of religion in China. "He sacrificed to the dead as z/'they were present; he sacrificed to the spirits as if the spirits were present." Ibid. ill. 12. the master said, ' While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?'...
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CHAPTERS FROM THE BIBLE OF THE AGES

G.B. STEBBINS - 1872
...The Master said : " I consider my not being present at the sacrifice, as if I did not sacrifice. " He sacrificed to the dead, as if they were present....the spirits, as if the spirits were present. He said : "How vast the power of spirits ! An ocean of invisible intelligences surround us everywhere. If you...
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Chapters from the Bible of the Ages

Giles Badger Stebbins - Religious literature - 1872 - 400 pages
...The Master said : " I consider my not being present at tr? sacrifice, as if I did not sacrifice. " He sacrificed to the dead, as if they were present....the spirits, as if the spirits were present. He said : "How vast the power of spirits ! An ocean of invisible intelligences surround us everywhere. If you...
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