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Condition 1: References "善有果而已,不敢以取強" Matched:6.
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先秦兩漢 - Pre-Qin and Han

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道家 - Daoism

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道德經 - Dao De Jing

[Warring States (475 BC - 221 BC)] English translation: James Legge [?]
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[Also known as: 《老子》, "Tao Te Ching", "Laozi"]

30 道德經:
Dao De Jing:
(A caveat against war)
He who would assist a lord of men in harmony with the Dao will not assert his mastery in the kingdom by force of arms. Such a course is sure to meet with its proper return.
Wherever a host is stationed, briars and thorns spring up. In the sequence of great armies there are sure to be bad years.
A skilful (commander) strikes a decisive blow, and stops. He does not dare (by continuing his operations) to assert and complete his mastery. He will strike the blow, but will be on his guard against being vain or boastful or arrogant in consequence of it. He strikes it as a matter of necessity; he strikes it, but not from a wish for mastery.
When things have attained their strong maturity they become old. This may be said to be not in accordance with the Dao: and what is not in accordance with it soon comes to an end.

出土文獻 - Excavated texts

郭店 - Guodian

老子甲 - Laozi A

4 老子甲:

馬王堆 - Mawangdui

老子甲 - Laozi A


30 老子甲道... :

老子乙 - Laozi B


30 老子乙道... :

漢代之後 - Post-Han

隋唐 - Sui-Tang


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17 道經:

宋明 - Song-Ming


[Northern Song] 977-984 Library Resources


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7 良將下:

Total 6 paragraphs. Page 1 of 1.