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tiān xià ㄊㄧㄢ ㄒㄧㄚˋ : 世界。 "All under heaven", the world.
In intent, he takes the whole world as his field; in ability, he is able to benefit it. He is not necessarily employed.
He who knew its meaning would find it as easy to govern the kingdom as to look on this
Let your Majesty cease to lay the blame on the year, and instantly from all the nation the people will come to you.
Yao, proposing to resign the throne to Xu You, said, 'When the sun and moon have come forth, if the torches have not been put out, would it not be difficult for them to give light?'
Those in the empire who would not submit, Huangdi pursued and chastised, and when they were subdued he left them. He made cuttings in hills, opened roads, and was never at rest.
As ruling over all, under the sky, (the king) is called 'The son of Heaven.'
All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what ugliness is.
The king rose majestic in his wrath; He marshalled his troops, To stop the invading foes; To consolidate the prosperity of Zhou; To meet [the expectations of ] all under heaven.
With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be complete. This is the method of attacking by stratagem.
The Master said, "The ancient kings had a perfect virtue and all-embracing rule of conduct, through which they were in accord with all under heaven. By the practice of it the people were brought to live in peace and harmony, and there was no ill-will between superiors and inferiors."
There is (the symbol of) strength in the centre (of the trigram below), and it is responded to (by its proper correlate above). The action gives rise to perils, but is in accordance (with the best sentiments of men). (Its mover) may by such action distress all the country, but the people will follow him; - there will be good fortune, and what error should there be?

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