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五孝傳   By: (372?-427)

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"Five Moral Principles" by Qian Tao is a deeply moving and thought-provoking novel that delves into the themes of loyalty, filial piety, and righteousness. The story follows five protagonists, each striving to uphold Confucian ideals in the face of adversity. Through their struggles and sacrifices, Qian Tao masterfully illustrates the importance of honoring one's obligations to family and society.

The characters are well-developed and relatable, making it easy for readers to empathize with their journeys. The moral dilemmas they face are thoughtfully explored, challenging readers to consider their own values and principles. Qian Tao's writing style is elegant and emotive, capturing the essence of traditional Chinese culture and philosophy.

Overall, "Five Moral Principles" is a captivating and enlightening read that offers valuable insights into the importance of moral integrity and virtue. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Chinese literature or philosophy.

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书名: 五孝傳 陶潛 著

Title: Wuxiaozhuan Subtitle: Five (sets of) filial piety biographies Author: Tao Qian

陶潛 孝傳



虞舜父頑母嚚,事之於畎畝之間,以孝烝烝,是以堯聞而授之。富有天下,貴 為天子,以為不順於父母,若窮而無歸,惟(聞)〔順〕親可以得意,苟違朝 夕,若嬰兒之思戀,故稱舜五十而慕。《書》曰:「戛擊鳴球,搏拊琴瑟以詠 ,祖考來格。」言思其來而訓之。愛敬盡於事親,是以德教加於百姓,刑於四 海。

夏禹有天下,以奉宗廟,然躬自菲薄,以厚其孝。孔子曰:「禹,吾無間然矣 。菲飲食而致孝乎鬼神,惡衣服而致美乎黻冕。」禹之德於是稱聞。聖人之德 ,無以加於孝敬,孝敬之道,美莫大焉。

殷高宗諒陰,三年不言,百官?己而聽於?宰,三年而後言,天下咸歡,德教 大行,殷道以興。詩曰:「一人有慶,兆民賴之。」其此之謂乎!

周文王之為世子也,朝於王季日三,雞鳴至於寢門,問於內豎,內豎曰「安」 ,文王乃喜,「不安」,則色憂,行不能正履。日中、暮,亦如之。食上,必 視寒溫之節;食下,... Continue reading book >>

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