1. The Master being very ill, Tsze-lu wished
the disciples to act as ministers to him.
2. During a remission of his illness, he
said, 'Long has the conduct of Yu been deceitful! By pretending to have
ministers when I have them not, whom should I impose upon? Should I impose upon
3. 'Moreover, than that I should die in the
hands of ministers, is it not better that I should die in the hands of you, my
disciples? And though I may not get a great burial, shall I die upon the