2014年4月5日星期六

修身-Character Building 戒貪-Guard against greed


“Almost a thousand years have passed since the heyday of
King Cheng and King Kang, and many rulers having tried
to attain the same glory. But this golden era of peace and
prosperity never returned. Why has this been so? It is
because rulers have forsaken the law and moral standards,
and have instead pursued selfish desires, spoiling
themselves with extravagance, and totally neglecting the
practice of benevolence and righteousness.”
(Scroll 19: Han Shu, Vol. 7)
自成康以來,幾且千歲,欲為治者甚眾,然而太平
不復興者,何也?以其舍法度,而任私意,奢侈行而
仁義廢也。(卷十九 漢書七 )

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