|Sangli ailun 喪禮哀論. [Jap-Sin I, (38/42) 40/9c]|
|Pub. Location||Taibei 臺北||Publisher||Taipei Ricci Institute 利氏學社|
|Date||2002||Phys. Desc.||v. 11, pp. 269-278 ; 22 cm.|
|Location||Hallway Cases||Call Number||BX1665.A2 Y47 2002 v. 11|
|Sangli ailun 喪禮哀論 / [無名氏著].|
JapSin I, (38/42) 40/9c
Sangli ailun 喪禮哀論.
By an anonymous author.
Manuscript, folios 135–140. Punctuation in black ink. Chinese bamboo paper, one volume.
Both folio 133 and 135 bear the title in Chinese. The opening paragraph quotes the saying of Cengzi 曾子 (disciple of Confucius and putative author of the Classic of Filial Piety, Xiaojing): “It would be better to offer one’s parents a chicken and a pig while they are still alive than to present a bullock to them after they are dead.” It then goes on to show the absurdity of burning paper money for the dead and suggested that instead one should distribute money to the poor. This kind of merit would be far better than the prayers of Buddhist monks.
Source: Albert Chan, SJ, Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, p. 59.