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[DDJ Meaning] Chapter 42

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Ok, I read through most of page ond and realiased that there are another 7!

 

My main question isn't about ones, twos and threes. Just...

 

Are "dukes and emperors" enligytened sages in this context?

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3 hours ago, Rara said:

Ok, I read through most of page ond and realiased that there are another 7!

 

My main question isn't about ones, twos and threes. Just...

 

Are "dukes and emperors" enligytened sages in this context?

 

I think the idea is that they are modelling humility and as such,  the maxim shared in the next line explains the result: that one gains by losing.

 

It seems to put high esteem on the dukes and emperors. 

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