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English Translation of Gyeogmongyogyeol

By: Yi Yi; Kwang Ho Lee, Translator

The text translated is in the courtesy of Institute for the Translation of Korean Classics and their Korean translation version of the original Chinese text written by Yi I. The translation may differ from the original Chinese text as the English translation referred to the institute’s Korean translation.

Men born into this world cannot become truly humane without learning. So called learning is not something estranged or distinct. Only, it is just for a father to be benevolent, a son faithful, the ruled loyal, with propriety between spouses, love between brothers, trust between friends and respect for the elders. In daily lives, all work should be treated with its own worth and a man must not mind with the mysterious to obtain the eccentric. However, a man who is n...

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