16.11

Confucius said, “I’ve heard the saying,

“‘In seeing the good, rushing to catch up,

In seeing what is not good, recoiling as if touching boiling water.’”

“I’ve heard the saying, and known people like this. But I’ve also heard,

“‘Living in reclusion to pursue the heart’s purpose

Practicing what is right to pursue the Way.’”

“I’ve heard this saying, but I haven’t known any people like this.”