Sunday, July 28, 2019

Filial Piety - He Hid Oranges for His Mother (Stories from the tiles)

When Lu Ji was six years old, his father Lu Kang once brought him to visit Yuan Shu. Yuan Shu treated them to mandarin oranges. Lu Ji took two and hid them in his sleeve. While Lu Ji and his father were preparing to leave, the oranges suddenly rolled out of his sleeve. Yuan laughed, "You came as a guest. Must you hide the host's oranges when you're leaving?" Lu Ji replied, "My mother likes mandarin oranges so I wanted to bring them home for her to try." Yuan Shu was very impressed with Lu's filial piety.


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