Confucian Analects

Hsien Tsin


The Master said, 'Of those who were with me in Ch'an and Ts'ai, there are none to be found to enter my door.'

Distinguished for their virtuous principles and practice, there were Yen Yuan, Min Tsze-ch'ien, Zan Po-niu, and Chung-kung; for their ability in speech, Tsai Wo and Tsze-kung; for their administrative talents, Zan Yu and Chi Lu; for their literary acquirements, Tsze-yu and Tsze-hsia.