The Four Classics and the Five Scriptures studied in modern times are the teachings of all the saints. However, if you do not do good with that good, you lack the word “mastery”. “Mastery” is reading with the mouth. Having thoroughly read, consider it with the heart. Having thoroughly considered it, take action. Having taken action, again consider it. Having considered it, again read. Truely, if you do this, there will be no doubt about the good you’ve done.
The Third Year of Ansei, The 28th of March. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”