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圣人天下The wise man who has charge of governing the empire
should know the cause of disorder
before he can put it in order.
Unless he knows its cause,
he cannot regulate it.
It is similar to the problem of a physician who is attending a patient.
He has to know the cause of the ailment
before he can cure it.
Unless he knows its cause
he cannot cure it.
How is the situation different for him who is to regulate disorder?
He too has to know the cause of the disorder
before he can regulate it.
Unless he knows its cause
he cannot regulate it.
圣人天下 The wise man who has charge of governing the empire
must, then, investigate the cause of disorder.


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