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unrighteous

a. sinful; wicked
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the unrighteous
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That heaven endows all lands with the resources to allow the people prosperity (while reserving the right to punish unrighteously governed lands) means that all are equal before heaven--an idea marking a substantial progression from the one-way ascending structure of veneration in pre-Mozi thought.
It follows that the powerful person who exercises this power unrighteously (departs from dhammic moral order) is a source of insecurity for his or her dependents.
It is thus said that, if the leader of a country acts unrighteously (adhammika), and this bad example then spreads throughout society, the sun and moon, and then the stars "go wrong in their course"; hence: "days and nights, months and fortnights, seasons and years are out of joint; the winds blow wrong, out of season.