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鄧析子   By: (545 BC - 501 BC)

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鄧析子 by Xi Deng is a thought-provoking and insightful novel that delves into the complexities of human nature and relationships. The story follows the protagonist as he navigates the challenges and obstacles of life, exploring themes of identity, ambition, and the pursuit of happiness.

Deng's writing is rich and engaging, drawing readers in with vivid descriptions and compelling storytelling. The characters are well-developed and realistic, each grappling with their own desires and struggles in a way that feels authentic and relatable.

One of the standout aspects of this book is its exploration of the nature of success and fulfillment, and the ways in which these concepts intersect with personal values and beliefs. Through the protagonist's journey, the reader is encouraged to reflect on their own aspirations and motivations, prompting a deeper consideration of what truly matters in life.

Overall, 鄧析子 is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that will resonate with readers who enjoy introspective and philosophical fiction. Deng's nuanced exploration of human nature and relationships makes for a compelling read that lingers in the mind long after the final page is turned.

First Page:

Deng Xi Zi (Thought Of Deng Xi Zi)

by Deng Xi

The original Chinese:




天於人,無厚也。君於民,無厚也。父於子,無厚也。兄於弟,無厚也。 何以言之?天不能屏勃厲之氣,全夭折之人,使為善之民必壽,此於民無 厚也。凡民有穿窬為盜者,有詐偽相迷者,此皆生於不足,起於貧窮,而 君必執法誅之,此於民無厚也。堯舜位為天子,而丹朱商均為布衣,此於 子無厚也。周公誅管蔡,此於弟無厚也。推此言之,何厚之有?循名責實 ,君之事也。奉法宣令,臣之職也。下不得自擅,上操其柄而不理者,未 之有也。君有三累,臣有四責。何謂三累:惟親所信,一累。以名取士, 二累。近故親疏,三累。何謂四責:受重賞而無功,一責。居大位而不治 ,二責。理官而不平,三責。御軍陣而奔北,四責。君無三累,臣無四責 ,可以安國。

勢者,君之輿。威者,君之策。臣者,君之馬。民者,君之輪。世固則輿 安,威定則策勁。臣順則馬良,民和則輪利。為國失此,必有覆車奔馬折 輪敗載之患。安得不危!輪敗策折,馬奔輿覆,則載者亦傾矣(此三句從 意林補... Continue reading book >>

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