The situation has arrived at a precarious balance. The house of cards will inevitably collapse. Those people proven to be inept must not lead let alone rule. Those that came before can help insure that by holding together through their wisdom the long traditions of friendly relations and stability. This will reform the bonds that unite people in unwavering support of those virtues. The path to recovery is perilous and uncertain. But, now is the time, and timing is important.
The text reads:
“The Illustrious Ancestor disciplines the Devil’s Country. After three years he conquers it. Inferior people must not be employed.
“WHAT IS required is that we unite with others, in order that all may complement and aid one another through holding together.
“When there is a real rallying point, those who at first are hesitant or uncertain gradually come in of their own accord. Late-comers must suffer the consequences, for in holding together the question of the right time is also important. Relationships are formed and firmly established according to definite inner laws. Common experiences strengthen these ties, and he who comes too late to share in these basic experiences must suffer for it if, as a straggler, he finds the door locked.
If a man has recognised the necessity for union and does not feel strong enough to function as the centre, it is his duty to become a member of some other organic fellowship.