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小人 xiǎorén

xiǎorén phrase a vulgar person / a person of little virtue / xiaoren
Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
Notes: Literally, 小人 means 'a small man' but in Confucian thought it means the opposite of 君子 'a benevolent person.' (Yao, 2000, p. 214) For example, 君子周而不比,小人比而不周。 'The superior man [junzi] is catholic [broad-minded] and not partisan. The mean man [xiaoren] is partisan and not catholic [broad-minded.' (Lunyu 2:14, trans. by Legge 1861)

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Life's Ten Thousand Affairs 1 - Conditions for Success 《人間萬事1-成就的條件》 Scroll 2: Renewing Yourself - People of Noble Character and People of Little Virtue 卷二 更新自己 君子與小人 30
Between Ignorance and Enlightenment 4 - A Life of Pluses and Minuses 《迷悟之間(四)生命的密碼》 The Wise and the Mean 君子與小人 25
Hsing Yun Dharma Words 5 - The Incense of the World 《星雲法語5-人間有花香》 Scroll 2: The Best Way to Provide for One's Elders - Cultivation for Treating People Well 卷二 最好的供養 待人的修養 16
Hsing Yun Dharma Words 5 - The Incense of the World 《星雲法語5-人間有花香》 Scroll 1: The Incense of the World - The Mind of a Person of Noble Character and the Mind of a Person of Lowly Character 卷一 人間有花香 君子的心與小人的心 15
Hsing Yun Dharma Words 2 - The Buddha in Our Lives 《星雲法語2-生活的佛教》 The Buddha in Our Lives, Scroll 1: Being Consistent 卷一 生活的佛教 一以貫之 9
National Master Yulin 《玉琳國師》 19. The National Master Dare not Raise His Head Here 十九.國師在此不敢抬頭 9
Life's Ten Thousand Affairs 5 - Doing Battle with Yourself 《人間萬事5-向自己宣戰》 Scroll 1: Do not Bicker - Do Not Touch 卷一 不要計較 不能碰 8
Hsing Yun Diary (1991/5-1992/12) 《星雲日記(1991/5~1992/12)》 Hsing Yun Diary 20 - Discussing Emptiness and Existence: Still Water Runs Deep 星雲日記20~談空說有 寧靜致遠(1992/12/16~1992/12/31) 7
Hsing Yun Dharma Words 5 - The Incense of the World 《星雲法語5-人間有花香》 Scroll 1: The Incense of the World - The Difference Between Nobility and Ignorance 卷一 人間有花香 賢愚之別 7
Buddhism Series 2 - Canonical Texts 《佛教叢書2-經典》 Treasured Instructions of Chan Temples 禪林寶訓 6

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
小人交 小人交 與小人交要以禮貌 Humble Table, Wise Fare 《佛光菜根譚》 Volume 1: Society, Crowds, and Politics 第一冊 社會人群政治 8
一个小人 一個小人 若對方是一個小人的話 The Universal Gate : a Commentary on Avalokitesvara's Universal Gate Sutra 《觀世音菩薩普門品講話》 Difficulties and Benefits 1: Seven Difficulties 冥 益 一.七難 6
小人养 小人養 小人養威 Humble Table, Wise Fare 《佛光菜根譚》 Volume 1: Educating on Principles and Application 第一冊 教育教理教用 5
小人从不 小人從不 小人從不譴責自己 Humble Table, Wise Fare 《佛光菜根譚》 Volume 1: Using Compassion, Wisdom, and Patience 第一冊 慈悲智慧忍耐 3
小人无情 小人無情 小人無情意 Humble Table, Wise Fare 《佛光菜根譚》 Volume 3: The Principles of Conducting Oneself with Integrity when Handling Affairs 第三冊 做人處事的原則 3
一些小人 一些小人 朋友中如果都是一些小人 Between Ignorance and Enlightenment 4 - A Life of Pluses and Minuses 《迷悟之間(四)生命的密碼》 The Wise and the Mean 君子與小人 3
容小人 容小人 能容小人是大人 Humble Table, Wise Fare 《佛光菜根譚》 Volume 2: Encouraging Dilligence in Develop of Sincerity and Good Moral Character 第二冊 勵志敦品警惕 3
小人国 小人國 小人國 Hsing Yun Diary (1989/7-1991/4) 《星雲日記(1989/7~1991/4)》 Hsing Yun Diary 4 - Detached from Everthing: Everyday Avalokitesvara 星雲日記4~凡事超然 日日觀音(1990/3/1~3/15) 3
小人固 小人固 小人固當遠 Humble Table, Wise Fare 《佛光菜根譚》 Volume 1: Society, Crowds, and Politics 第一冊 社會人群政治 3
小人不能 小人不能 小人不能自制 Humble Table, Wise Fare 《佛光菜根譚》 Volume 3: Good Medicine to Help Settle the Body and Mind 第三冊 身心安頓的良方 3

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