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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 Chinese Classics, Volume 1

James Legge - China - 1893
...mine; it belongs to you, 0 disciples.' CHAP. XL 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 ; his express...
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A Corner of Cathay: Studies from Life Among the Chinese

Adele Marion Fielde - China - 1894 - 286 pages
...foremost of his disciples once asked him about the service of the spirits of the dead, and he replied, " While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits ? " The disciple went on, saying, " I venture to ask about death," and he was answered, "While you do not know life,...
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Primitive Civilizations: Or, Outlines of the History of Ownership ..., Volume 2

Edith Jemima Simcox - China - 1894
...and spiritual beings. When a disciple asked him about serving the Spirits of the dead, he answered : "While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?" (Analects, xi, II). And when the indiscreet scholar proceeded "to ask about death : " "While you do...
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The Proverbial Philosophy of Confucius: Quotations from the Chinese Classics ...

Confucius - Ethics - 1895 - 120 pages
...Confucian An., Kung Yay Chang (ch. xi.). 81 September. 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?" KeLoo added, "I venture to ask about death." He was answered, ' ' While you do not know life, how can...
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A String of Chinese Peach-stones

William Arthur Cornaby - China - 1895 - 479 pages
...time.' " On another occasion his disciple Ki-leu asked about serving the spirits of the dead. Confucius said, ' While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits ?' Ki-leu added, ' I venture to ask about death.' He was answered, ' While you do not know life, how...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1897
...indulgences. — SHE KING, ii., Major Odes, the Pan. 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 Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 6

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...things to be ashamed of." — Analeets, Book VIII. 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 continued : "I venture to ask about death." He was answered : "While you do not know life, how...
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Every-day Life in Korea: A Collection of Studies and Stories

Daniel L. Gifford - Korea - 1898 - 225 pages
...supernatural. He said: "Spirits are to be respected, but to be kept at a distance." On another occasion he said: "While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?" He found ancestral worship existing among the ancients he so much venerated, and he passed on the custom...
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International Library of Masterpieces, Literature, Art and Rare ..., Volume 8

Harry Thurston Peck - Literature - 1901
...riches and honor are things to be ashamed of. ' 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 continued : " I venture to ask about death." He was answered : " While you do not know life,...
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Missionary Principles and Practice: A Discussion of Christian Missions and ...

Robert Elliott Speer - Missions - 1902 - 550 pages
...agnosticism, knowing neither spirit nor faith. Dr. Wu quotes the familiar passage from the Analects: " Kee Leo asked about serving the spirits of the dead, and the...disciple added, 'I venture to ask about death,' and he was answered, ' While you do not know life, how can you know about death ? ' " But Confucius was...
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