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I Ching
by Martin Burke

Enthusiasm

arousing thunder and receptive earth

yes, install helpers
set armies marching

thunder from the east-
enthusiasm
kings made music to honour merit
and offered it to the Supreme Deity

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enthusiasm, unbridled,
brings misfortune

firm as the rock
perseverance

looking up it creates remorse
and as it hesitates it brings remorse also

the source and achievement
friends gather
the way the comb gathers the hair

ill, but lives

deluded -but, with change
there is no blame

 

Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke


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