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I Ching
by Martin Burke

Obstruction

abysmal water and mountain

Obstruction from the south
It is good to visit the superior man

The superior man is mindful of his self
And shapes his character

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action may lead to obstruction
non-action to praise

beset by troubles
but this is not his fault

action may lead to obstruction
thus he returns

action and obstruction
returning lead to union

even so, even so,
friendship comes

action and non-action
it is wise to visit the superior man

 

Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke


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