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I Ching
by Martin Burke

The Abysmal (Water)

the abysmal waters

sincerity brings success

the superior man is constant
and teaches by non-action


you fall in the abyss

this is dangerous
attempt only small things

forward, backward, both are the abyss
pause and wait

assistance is offered-
there is no harm in this

the abyss is only filled to the rim
not to overflowing

thorns and prison walls
for three years you will not find the way


Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke

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