指桑罵槐/Zhi Sang Ma Huai – Point at the Mulberry, Curse the Locust
Original Text: The great insult inferiors, using a warning to persuade them. Strength leads to agreement; rugged behavior leads to obedience.
Analysis: For the strong to scare the weak into submission it is necessary to use a warning as a means of bringing them around. Facing them with an unyielding manner can obtain their allegiance; resolute courage can cause them to believe.