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I Ching
by Martin Burke


receptive earth and mountain

modesty leads to success
the superior man is determined

the earth and the mountain-
he augments and he diminishes
he makes things equal


modest regarding modesty
and can cross great water

modesty finds expression-
good fortune

the superior man
carries all to its conclusion-
good fortune

modesty is not in movement

modesty of wealth before one's neighbour
attack with force

yes, set the armies marching
against one's city and country


Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke

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