Yan Hui

In the last year of his life, Confucius was burdened by the loss of both his son and his favorite disciple, Yan Hui. The relationship between Confucius and Yan Hui was very strong. His disciples wrote:

When Yan Hui died, the Master wept with uncontrollable emotion. His followers said, “Master, you have gone too far.” The Master said, “Have I? If not for this man, for whom should I show so much sorrow?”

Confucius yan hui wept uncontrollable emotion