忠經 Zhong Jing #16








忠經 Zhong Jing #16

證應章 Evidence Continue Chapter


忠經 Zhong Jing #16

(PD) Mt Seoraksan Republic of Korea

Skies, earth, footprint...

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

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2019 November 05, 2019



The sixteenth chapter of 忠經 (Zhong Jing) is titled 證應章, which is loosely interpreted to be Evidence Continue Chapter. The following quotes are lightly edited draft translations of the sentences within 證應章.


Only heaven supervise people

Good evil-bad certainly-will should-promise-respond-answer

Serve-as-create-be good then lucky

Serve-as-create-be evil then terrible

Good no-one large when-regard make-do-feel devotion

One-hundred behavior large-exceed good

Not-have devotion all-everyone forget-omit-neglect

Evil no-one large when-regard not devotion

Large evil it evil

Serve-as-be contrary-opposite person-ist calamity-misfortune




Devotion then happiness-good-fortune blessing-prosperity until-most-extreme-arrive here-how-why

Not devotion punish-fairness penalty-punish increase here-how-why

Devotion speech sow-broadcast hear-well-known

Not-yet have not blessing-prosperity

Not devotion then not devotion clear-obvious omen-million

Not-yet have not punish

Noble child(junzi) guard-protect way

Place use long-term guard-protect its rest

Tiny person not constant

Place use oneself-certainly sink-submerge its fault-blame-punish

Heaven aspiration-yearning-though-want root rest

Noble child(junzi) know and-as-well-as casually-at-the-same-time-meanwhile it-him-towards-got-to-this-these

Heaven aspiration not-have punish-blame-fault

Tiny people beg-seek-demand and-as-well-as catch-take it

Rest-stop-cease punish-fault-blame it summon-collect-symptom {also}

Not also-merely-just-again bright-understanding {begin-start-!-?}

Heaven strong-firm-supervise-inspect hole(Kong) bright-understanding

Must-not-never logical-meaning-speak-name vast-boundless-vague hide-conceal-dark-darken-obscure

Book say "Become-pretend good drop-fall-descend it one-hundred lucky-good-omen

Become-pretend not good drop-fall it one-hundred calamity-misfortune"

Misfortune happiness-good-fortune not-have door

However-only people certainly-oneself summon


The draft sentences are not easy to linearly follow... the fun is found within the act of discerning their conceptual harmonies.