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I Ching
by Martin Burke

Modesty

receptive earth and mountain

modesty leads to success
the superior man is determined

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

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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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