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" Lu asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said, 'While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?' Chi Lu added, 'I venture to ask about death? "
Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap der Kunsten en Wetenschappen - Page 544
by Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen - 1881
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The gospel of home life, by Mark Evans

Paul Tidman - 1877
...distance the words of the Chinese sage, " What you do not wish done to yourself, do not to others. While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve the gods ? By undivided attention to the passion nature, it is possible to become a little child ;...
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Church missionary intelligencer

1881
...when questioned by one Ke Loo as to serving the spirits of the dead, Confucius replied doubtfully, " While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits ?"f And yet more vaguely in the "Family sayings" Confucius is represented as speaking thus : " Do the...
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Confucius and the Chinese Classics: Or, Readings in Chinese Literature

Augustus Ward Loomis - China - 1882 - 432 pages
...SERVING THE SPIRITS, AND WORSHIP OF ANCESTORS. Ke Loo asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said, " While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits ?" Ke Loo added, " I venture to ask about death ?" He was answered, " While you do not know life, how...
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The Evidences of Natural Religion & the Truths Established Thereby

Charles McArthur - Natural theology - 1882 - 156 pages
...2 " Lectures on the Science of Religion," p. 215. mode of serving the spirits, he curtly replied, " While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits ? " Yet, it is certain that Confucius recognised and endorsed the popular belief. There is one of his...
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The Religion of Philosophy: Or, The Unification of Knowledge : a Comparison ...

Raymond St. James Perrin - Religion - 1885 - 566 pages
...how like they are to themselves." of language. " Ke Loo asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said : ' While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?' Ke Loo added : ' I venture to ask about death." He was answered : 'While you do not know life, how...
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The religion of philosophy or The unification of knowledge

Raymond St. James Perrin - 1885
...have been conscious of the limits of language. " Ke Loo asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said : ' While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits ? ' Ke Loo added : ' I venture to ask about death.' He was answered : ' While you do not know life,...
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The Life and Teaching of Confucius: With Explanatory Notes

James Legge - 1887 - 338 pages
...the cessation of this life on earth there was a cessation also of all conscious being. But Confucius never spoke explicitly on this subject. He tried to...you serve their spirits ? ' The disciple added, ' I ven- / ture to ask about death/ and he was answered, 'While / you do not know life, how can you know...
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The Life and Teaching of Confucius: With Explanatory Notes

James Legge - 1887 - 338 pages
...not mine ; it belongs to you, 0 disciples." XI. Ke Loo asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said, " While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits ? " Ke Loo added, " I venture to ask about death ? " He was answered, " While you do not know life,...
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The Gospel of Life: Thoughts Introductory to the Study of Christian Doctrine

Brooke Foss Westcott - Christianity - 1892 - 306 pages
...world was, he held, sufficient to occupy men. ' Ke Loo asked about serving the spirits of the ' dead. The Master said : While you are not able ' to serve men, how can you serve their spirits ? ' Ke Loo added : I venture to ask about Death. ' He was answered : While you do not know life, '...
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The Chinese Classics, Volume 1

James Legge - China - 1893
...mine; it belongs to you, 0 disciples.' CHAP. XI. Chi Lu asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said, ' While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?' Chi LA added, 'I venture to ask about gradient to be grief that the man was gone to whom he looked...
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