Mencius. Book VII: Tsin Sin. Part II. Chapter XXIX.

Legge's summary: How Mencius predicted beforehand the death of P'an-ch'ang Kwo.

Pan-ch'ang Kwo having obtained an official situation in Ch'Ă®, Mencius said, 'He is a dead man, that Pan-ch'ang Kwo!' Pan-chang Kwo being put to death, the disciples asked, saying, 'How did you know, Master, that he would meet with death?' Mencius replied, 'He was a man, who had a little ability, but had not learned the great doctrines of the superior man. He was just qualified to bring death upon himself, but for nothing more.'


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Translated by James Legge, published in 1861 and revised for publication in 1895. Prepared as etext by Stephen R. McIntyre. Noded by schist. Please msg schist if you have suggestions for useful hard-links.