NINE IN THE SECOND PLACE:
Bearing with the uncouth in gentleness.
Fording the river with resoluteness.
Neglecting even one's own companions.
Not neglecting what is ahead in the distance.
Avoiding factions and dominance of cliques
thus one manages to walk the middle pass.
In prosperous times it's good to possess
enough greatness to bear faulty masses.
In masterful hands nothing is useless.
This generosity isn't laxity or weakness.
In times of prosperity we must always
be ready to risk projects dangerous.
NINE IN THE THIRD PLACE:
As there is no slope not preceded by a plain
there is no peace not open to agitation
but one who perseveres in danger will remain.
If you don't push your luck... No blame.
About this truth one should not complain.
Enjoy the good fortune you still retain.
As everything has its' chance or turn...
Prosperity is always followed by decline.
To eternal earthly law this does pertain.
This may induce a melancholy condition
but aught serve to keep us from falling
into the dangerous illusions of good fortune.
SIX IN THE FOURTH PLACE:
Collaborating, without boasting of wealth,
sincerely, without contriving stealth,
is a good indicator of one's inner wealth.
SIX IN THE FIFTH PLACE:
By law, the imperial princesses
(Tho higher in rank than their husbands)
had to obey the princes like other wives.
In this modest union happiness thrives.
SIX AT THE TOP:
The wall has fallen.
Maintain your town.