Unformatted text preview: from heaven warns the emperor to take attention to the warnings and to think of them. The Mandate says “The ways of Heaven are not invariable” placing strict enforcement of the warnings placed in the context. And the mandate ends with one final warning to the emperor telling him, “If you not be virtuous, be it in large things or in small, it will bring the ruin of your ancestral temple”. In short the writing of the Mandate from Heaven bring forth a set of “warnings” for the emperor, these warnings seem more like rules to be followed, if these warnings are not followed strictly the consequences will be dire for their empire....
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2010 for the course HIST 1010 taught by Professor Wikeart during the Spring '10 term at CSU Stanislaus.
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