The Resolve of Yi Yin

“If he has the resolve of Yi Yin, then it will be acceptable,” was once said to Mencius.This phrase came to a finish. Yi Yin’s resolve is merely distress over the state of your country, distress over the condition of your people. It is not having, even slightly, a selfish heart.
The Second Year of Ansei, the 29th of December. “Lecture Notes”

13日伊尹の志あれば
孟子曾て言あり、伊尹の志あれば可なりと。一語已に尽くせり。伊尹の志は国家を憂ひ生民を憂ふるのみにて、一点の私心あるに非ず。
安政二年十二月二十日「講孟劄記」

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