《論語》《學而》

有子曰:"其為人也孝弟,而好犯上者,鮮矣;不好犯上者,而好作亂者,未之有也。君子務本,本立而道生。孝弟也者,其為仁之本與!"

孔子的學生、有子說:"一個為人孝悌的人,卻喜歡冒犯長輩的,是很少的;不喜歡冒犯長輩的,卻喜歡造反的,從來沒有過。君子專注於根本的工作,根本確立了,道自然就產生。孝悌就是仁的根本!"

The student You Zi said, "A person who is filial to parent and respect brother, but like to offend elders, this is rarely heard; Dislike to offend elders but like to rebel, never have this kind of people. Jun Zi (virtuous man) focus on building the foundation, once the base is built, Tao will come naturally. Filial is the foundation of Ren (humaneness and kindness).

現在冒犯長輩的人,太多。在外冒犯長輩卻只對自己父母兄弟的孝悌,也大有人在。有些人不懂收斂,有理大過天,猶不知生活的歷練沒有時間的考驗和沉澱,是不堪一擊的。把高傲放下,多一點仁慈,愛護和敬重身邊的人,這就是仁道了。

Too many people like to offend elders now. Filial and respect to own parent and brothers, but offend elders, also countless. Some people don't know how to converge, think their reason is unbeatable, they never know that a truth of life without the test of time never goes along life. Put down your ego, be more sense and kindness, love and respect surround, this is Ren.

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2 comments:

LION GIRL said...

Jeff, your title today is Fillial n Respect? I believe the teaching has to be learnt from young, also lead by example by the parents or guardians.

Sad to note that in today's society, most young parents allow democracy before the child understands the word.

They allow their children the freedom of speech and freedom to do what they pleased before they understand the responsibilities.

On one hand parents expect respect and their children to be fillial, on the other hand, they do not walk their talk with their own parents.

Confused children will normally behave monkey see monkey do because actions always speak louder than words.

Do you agree?

Jeff Tan said...

Indeed! I agree what you say. Parent should have principle and action to teach their children from young. The total freedom doesn't sound right and may create unrespectful kids.

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