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The wisdom of The Book of Ode

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T he Lord on High said to King Wen:
"I cherish your brilliant virtue,
Which makes no great display in sound or appearance,
Nor is changed with age
Without any manipulation or deliberation,
You follow the principles of the Lord."





Confucianism 2134 | 
Ode no. 241, "August", in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 1. 







C ultivate your virtue.




Confucianism 2133 | 
Ode no. 235, "King Wen", in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 1. 







W hen the people keep to their normal nature,
They will love excellent virtue.





Confucianism 2132 | 
Ode no. 260, "The Teeming Multitude", in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 1. 





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