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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 Library Of Original Sources: The Ancient World

Oliver J. Thatcher - History - 2004 - 496 pages
...smelt him and then rose. ( ?) BOOK XL 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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The Life and Teachings of Confucius, Volume 1

James Legge - Philosophy - 2006 - 352 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...spirits ? ' The disciple added, ' I venture to ask about death,1 and he was answered, ' While you do not know life, how can you know about death/ " s Still...
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The Land of Scholars: Two Thousand Years of Korean Confucianism

Jae-eun Kang - Philosophy - 2006 - 515 pages
...Tsze-lu, "7"jift) as follows: Chi Lu [2^J6&, Tsze-lu ^PEa-] 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?" He was answered, "While you do not know life, how can...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 30

William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison - Theology - 1868
...On one occasion a disciple questioned him about serving the spirits of the dead. The reply was : '" While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?" The disciple said, " I venture to ask about death." He was answered: " While you do not know life, how can you know...
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Father of Darkness: The Next Project

Ryan C. Stith - Fiction - 2007 - 244 pages
...bay door. They sped out onto the dark empty streets. 93 CHAPTER THIRTEEN "The Race To Save A Race" "While you are not able to serve men. How can you serve spirits? While you do not know life. How can you know about death?" - Confucius Five brand new Gulf...
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