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I Ching
by Martin Burke

Decrease

keeping still and joyous lake

decrease and sincerity bring good fortune
use two small bowels for the sacrifice

at the foot of the mountain the lake
the superior man holds his instincts at bay

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accomplish the task and go
yet think on how this may affect others

because you have helped others to increase
you will not decrease

the superior man journeys alone
and finds a companion

decrease your faults
and others will rejoice

something increases
nothing can oppose this

increase without depriving others
do so with caution

 

Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke


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