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9. CAUSES OF PEOPLE'S DISCONTENT
By not giving donations which ought to be given and accepting donations which should not be taken.
By not punishing the guilty and severely punishing the innocent.
By arresting those who should not be arrested and not arresting those deserving to be arrested.
By the stoppage of righteous and appropriate customs.
By the encouragement of unrighteousness and the discouragement of righteousness.
By doing what ought not to be done and preventing what ought to be done.
By harming important leaders of the people and dishonouring respectable ones.
By estrangement of elders, by nepotism and falsehood.
By not repaying for what was done (in help) and not doing what was agreed to be done.
By undertaking schemes which result in loss and stopping those which would result in gain.
By not protecting the people from thieves and robbers and enriching himself at their cost.
By preventing manly endeavour and criticising good work.
By the disrespect shown to the good ones and the encouragement of the unrighteous.
By acts of unprecedented and unrighteous violence.
By the stoppage of righteous and appropriate customs, by the encouragement of unrighteousness and disregard of righteousness decadence, avarice, and disaffection are generated in
By the destruction of the security and welfare of the people due to the negligence and laziness of the ruler.
Impoverishment, avarice and discontent are produced in the people.
Impoverished people become avaricious and avaricious people become discontented.
Discontented people go over to the enemy or destroy the ruler themselves.