Confucian Analects

Wei Ling Kung


Yen Yuan asked how the government of a country should be administered.

The Master said, 'Follow the seasons of Hsia.

'Ride in the state carriage of Yin.

'Wear the ceremonial cap of Chau.

'Let the music be the Shao with its pantomimes.

Banish the songs of Chang, and keep far from specious talkers. The songs of Chang are licentious; specious talkers are dangerous.'