The rebellious Hu [(i.e., An)] has revolted, and the realm is breaking into pieces. If you do not follow the wishes of the people, how can the dynasty recover? For those responsible for the state, the greatest filial piety would be to preserve the state. Now, if you follow the Supreme One [(i.e., Emperor Xuanzong)] into the Shu region [(i.e., Jiannan)], then the region east of the San Pass [(散關, in modern Baoji, Shaanxi)] will no longer be possessed by the imperial house, and how can you then maintain the support of the people? Your Royal Highness should gather brave men and temporarily go to Hexi [(河西, i.e., modern central and western Gansu)] to gather the troops and examine the border armies. There will be at least 100,000 men, and then summon Li Guangbi and Guo Ziyi to join forces with you. This is the best way to let the empire recover.