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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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Appleton's Magazine, Volume 1

1903
...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 not...
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Morals in Evolution: A Study in Comparative Ethics, Part 2

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - Ethics, Evolutionary - 1906
...Confucius encourage thinking about the future life. 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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Morals in Evolution;: A Study in Comparative Ethics,.

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - 1906
...Confucius encourage thinking about the future life. 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 spirit ? " Ke Loo added, " I venture to ask about death." He was answered, " While you do not know...
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Morals in Evolution: A Study in Comparative Ethics, Part 2

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - Ethics, Evolutionary - 1906
...Confucius encourage thinking about the future life. Ke Loo asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said, " While you are not able to serve men, how can you servo their spirits ? " Ke Loo added, " I venture to ask about death." He was answered, " While you...
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官話類編

Calvin Wilson Mateer - Chinese language - 1906 - 786 pages
...deformity, should we not be content with onr lot ? 24 When Ts'i Lu nsked about serving the gods, Confncins said, "While you are not able to serve men how can you serve the gods ?" He also asked concerning death, to which Confucius replied, " While you do not understand...
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The Prologomena to the Chinese Classics of Confucius and Mencius

James Legge - Chinese literature - 1907 - 259 pages
...conscious being. Bnt Confucius never spoke explicitly on this subject. He tried to evade it. ' Chi \"L,u 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 death3."' Still more striking...
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The Library of Original Sources: The ancient world

Oliver Joseph Thatcher - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1907
...it smelt him and then rose. ( ?) . CHAPTER XI. Kee 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?" Kee Loo added, "I venture to ask about death?" He was answered, "While you do not know life, how can...
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Sunny Singapore: An Account of the Place and Its People, with a Sketch of ...

John Angus Bethune Cook - East Asia - 1907 - 183 pages
...of the " Analects," which refer to the " Sambayang Hantu " (worship of ghosts). The sage (Confucius) said : " While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits ?" And again he said : " While you do not know life, how can you know about death ?" The explanation...
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Morals in Evolution;: A Study in Comparative Ethics,

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - Ethics, Evolutionary - 1908
...Confucius encourage thinking about the future life. 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 Sphere of Religion: A Consideration of Its Nature and of Its Influence ...

Frank Sargent Hoffman - Civilization - 1908 - 394 pages
...of his disciples once asked him about serving the spirits of the dead and the master replied : ' ' While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?" and when asked a question about death, he answered : " While you do not know life, how can you know...
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