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Jirinden (12)  Cut open your stomach in apology for having over stepped your bounds.

Sabakubeki hito ni arazareba, sono seki wo kaerazu, jisatsu shite onore no kagyō wo aratame shasubeshi.
(Heishū Jirinden, Vol. I, Senbatsu iai myōmoku kayō noben / Kaerinuki-Kotegiri)
・Since it is not your role to cut another down, you should apologize for have over stepped your bounds by killing yourself on the spot.

 Kaerinuki-Kotegiri is said to be when something sudden occurs in peaceful and carefree times. If there are signs that something is about to occur, it is important to nip it in the bud and take care of it somehow or another on the spot. Even if it is not your role to do such, it is important to deal with the event occurring right before your eyes.
However, even if it was to quell that situation or even if it was a sudden occurrence, your role is not one in which you pass judgment on other people, so to apologize for your excessive actions you should kill yourself right then and there.
(Presented by Yuji Wada, Costantino Brandozzi, Rennis Buchner)

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