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Guanzi 《管子》

四時第四十 Chapter 40: The Four Seasons

  管子有時順天所以漫漫聖人四時四時五穀國家四時何以使聽信使聽信聖者使不能是故成事民事為人為人是故陰陽天地大理四時陰陽大經四時合於

  春夏秋冬東方發出其事號令神位宗正津梁赦罪四方乃至百姓是故是故三月甲乙祿位險阻封疆春雨

  南方生火施舍其事號令賞賜祿乃至時雨五穀百果

  中央四時風雨生皮肌膚和平中正無私四時大寒國家四方是故三月勞力布施禽獸飛鳥乃至

  西方其事號令使民資百物使必得是故三月補缺牆垣五穀

  北方生水周密其事號令靜止大寒乃至五穀國家四方是故三月孤獨長老善順爵祿會計山川盜賊流民分異不過必得

  是故霜雪災殃是故聖王時而三者聖王所以合於天地是故日食月食彗星是故聖王日食月食彗星四者聖王所以免於天地能行五穀六畜暴虐

  道生天地賢人道生正生是以聖王治天下四時逆行不成以為久長失理國有四時固執有所


Chinese text: This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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