忠經 Zhong Jing #14








忠經 Zhong Jing #14

辨忠章 Distinguish Devotion Chapter


忠經 Zhong Jing #14

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(Photo clarity, angle, and wording by Larry Neal Gowdy)

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2019 November 04, 2019



The fourteenth chapter of 忠經 (Zhong Jing) is titled 辨忠章, which is loosely interpreted to be Distinguish Devotion Chapter. The following quotes are draft translations of the sentences within 辨忠章.


Large-great begin-start devotion it serve-as-create-be expenses-need {also}

Expenses-need devotion use-because teach-instruct

Large-great no-one add-to-increase here-how

Apply-grant-bestow it when adjoining-near

Then able-to use defense-guard-protect family state-country-nation

Use-because-according-to have threshold region-territory

Grant-bestow-give-apply it when distant

Then able-to use extreme-utmost-final heaven-sky {also}

Use nothing in-vain-leisure poor-exhausted-impoverished

Therefore bright-understanding emperor-beautiful-jade serve-as-create nation

Certainly-will former-prior-first distinguish devotion

Serve-as-be-create nation rely-on-mat-by-means-of it

Devotion person'-st official festival-knot-joint

Not prior-first distinguish-clarify devotion

Nation will-with stable-peaceful-calm lodge-depend-on

Noble child(junzi) it-him say-speak

Devotion and-as-well not eloquent-flattery

Tiny people-person it-him say-speak

Eloquent-flattery and-as-well similar-like-appear-resemble devotion and-as-well violate-wrong




Hear-well-known it person-ist fresh-rare-few not confuse-stumble-mislead {carry-!}

Devotion say-speak contrary-opposite ambition-purpose

Certainly-will investigate-seek completely way-dao

Eloquent-flattery say-speak following-same-time ambition-purpose-aspiration

Certainly-will investigate-seek completely violate-wrong way-dao

Man devotion and-as-well capable benevolence

Then nation virtue clear-obvious

Serve-as-be-create noble console-comfort love

Devotion and-as-well capable aware-know

Then nation politics raise-lift-up

Devotion and-as-well capable brave-fierce

Then nation difficult-problem clear-distinct

Serve-as-be-create noble plan devotion

Serve-as-be-create noble fruit decisive-enduring-resolve

Therefore even-though have its capable

Certainly-will cause-reason devotion and-as-well capable {also}

Therefore even-though have its capable

Certainly-will cause-reason devotion and-as-well capable {also}

Benevolence and-as-well not devotion

Then personal-selfish-private its-his kindness

Benevolence heal-recover-better many-numerous and-as-well kindness heal-recover-better deep-penetrating-intimate

Aware-know and-as-well not devotion

Then script-text its cheat-trick-dishonest-feign

Know heal-recover-better numerous-many and-as-well cheat-dishonest-defraud heal-recover-better thick-dense-secret-confidential

Brave-fierce and-as-well not devotion

Then easy-simple-change-exchange its-his random-confuse-wicked-chaos

Brave-fierce heal-better numerous-many easy-simple-change-exchange its random-confuse-wicked

Correct even-though have its capable

Use not devotion and-as-well faulty-fail-lose {also}

Capable and-as-well not-have devotion

Then serve-as-be-create faulty-fail-lose

Here-this three person-ist not able-to not distinguish {also}

Book say: "Banner separate-other-another virtuous-good excessive-mistake-exchange-error-heart"

Its-their correct meaning-name {is-as-!-?}

Good-perfect-friendly evil-badness already-since-then separate-another

Trust-rely-on-duty envoy-messenger, send not error-exaggeration-absurd


Yes, trust the message... not exaggerate.