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Condition 1: Contains text "若顛木之有由蘗天其永我命于茲新邑紹復先王之大業厎綏四方" Matched:1.
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盤庚上 - Pan Geng I

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1 盤庚上:
盤庚遷于殷,民不適有居,率籲眾慼出,矢言曰:「我王來,既爰宅于茲,重我民,無盡劉。不能胥匡以生,卜稽,曰其如台?先王有服,恪謹天命,茲猶不常寧;不常厥邑,于今五邦。今不承于古,罔知天之斷命,矧曰其克從先王之烈?若顛木之有由蘗,天其永我命于茲新邑,紹復先王之大業,厎綏四方。」
Pan Geng I:
Pan-geng wished to remove (the capital) to Yin, but the people would not go to dwell there. He therefore appealed to all the discontented, and made the following protestations. 'Our king came, and fixed on this. He did so from a deep concern for our people, and not because he would have them all die, where they cannot (now) help one another to preserve their lives. I have consulted the tortoise-shell, and obtained the reply: "This is no place for us." When the former kings had any (important) business, they gave reverent heed to the commands of Heaven. In a case like this especially they did not indulge (the wish for) constant repose - they did not abide ever in the same city. Up to this time (the capital has been) in five regions. If we do not follow (the example) of these old times, we shall be refusing to acknowledge that Heaven is making an end of our dynasty (here); how little can it be said of us that we are following the meritorious course of the former kings! As from the stump of a felled tree there are sprouts and shoots, Heaven will perpetuate its decree in our favour in this new city;--the great inheritance of the former kings will be continued and renewed, and tranquillity will be secured to the four quarters (of the kingdom).'

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