When the great way falls into misuse
There are “benevolence” and “rectitude”;
When cleverness emerges
There is great hypocrisy;
When the six relations are at variance
There are “filial children”;
When the state is benighted
There are “loyal” ministers.
(My quotation marks)
When it comes to the way, saying it is not doing it; the great hypocrisy, bad faith.
Once, the ruler ruled.
Then, all leaders were committed to equality and to a fair sharing of society’s wealth.
But now the state is benighted and disloyalty will not be tolerated.