7) Shi: The Army
C: The water is in the earth, the army; superior people embrace and nurture the masses.
L: For the leader of the army to be right, a mature person is good; then there is no error.
E: Using the primordial to repel conditioning, using the real to get rid of the false.
L: The army is to go forth in an orderly manner: Otherwise, even good turns out bad.
E: In causing yin to retreat, it is important to understand the order of the firing process.
L: At the center of the army, good fortune, no error; the king gives orders thrice.
E: Causing yin to retreat requires mutual assistance from inside (the sincere, consistent, and persevering mind) and outside (the responding mind to change at a moment's notice). After principle conditions instinct to act on full intention, instinct may act without principle from the heart, the true center, the mind of Tao.
L: The army has casualties; bad luck.
E: Adventurers who do not know how to make yin withdraw welcome a calamity of casualties.
L: If the army retreats and camps, there is no error.
E: Those who know they cannot have good effect (repel yin), avoid error by not pretending or acting arbitrarily.
L: There are animals in the fields- it is beneficial to catch them; there will be no blame. A mature person is to lead the army; if it is an immature person, there will be casualties, for even if he is righteous the outlook is bad.
E: Causing yin to retreat requires the balance of firmness and flexibility.
L: The great leader has orders, to establish families and states; do not employ petty people.
E: At the end of the army's push, acquired energy has been sublimated, the ruler and country are one, at peace. Making negativity withdraw requires inward and outward purity and calmness.