1. Tsze-lu asked what constituted a COMPLETE
man. The Master said, 'Suppose a man with the knowledge of Tsang Wu-chung, the
freedom from covetousness of Kung-ch'o, the bravery of Chwang of Pien, and the
varied talents of Zan Ch'iu; add to these the accomplishments of the rules of
propriety and music:--such a one might be reckoned a COMPLETE man.'
2. He then added, 'But what is the necessity
for a complete man of the present day to have all these things? The man, who in
the view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared
to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far back
it extends:--such a man may be reckoned a COMPLETE man.'