The Mind is Public

The body is private (watakushi), the mind is public (ooyake). Those who use the private to follow the public become great men. Those who use the public to follow the private become small men.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Fifteenth Day of April. “A Theory of Seven Lives.”

7日心はを公なり
体は私なり、心はを公なり。私を役して公に殉ふ者を大人と為し、公を役して私に殉ふ者を小人と為す。
安政三年四月十五日「七生説」

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