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The Great Learning

English translation by James Legge
taken from http://www.sacred-texts.com/cfu/conf2.htm
Chinese text taken from
http://sangle.web.wesleyan.edu/etext/pre-qin/daxue.html

Part 5

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The Master said, "In hearing litigations, I am like any other body. What is necessary is to cause the people to have no litigations." So, those who are devoid of principle find it impossible to carry out their speeches, and a great awe would be struck into men's minds;-this is called knowing the root.

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This is called knowing the root. This is called the perfecting of knowledge.

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What is meant by "making the thoughts sincere." is the allowing no self-deception, as when we hate a bad smell, and as when we love what is beautiful. This is called self-enjoyment. Therefore, the superior man must be watchful over himself when he is alone.

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There is no evil to which the mean man, dwelling retired, will not proceed, but when he sees a superior man, he instantly tries to disguise himself, concealing his evil, and displaying what is good. The other beholds him, as if he saw his heart and reins;-of what use is his disguise? This is an instance of the saying -"What truly is within will be manifested without." Therefore, the superior man must be watchful over himself when he is alone.

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The disciple Tsang said, "What ten eyes behold, what ten hands point to, is to be regarded with reverence!"

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