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I Ching
by Martin Burke

The Arousing (Shock, Thunder)

arousing thunder and arousing thunder

shock, success, and laughter
implements are not broken

thunder repeats
the superior man takes stock of his life

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shock, then laughter
good fortune

then danger
you lose what is precious
but will get them back again

if this spurs you on to action
there will be no misfortune

shocked is delayed

shock and danger
yet nothing is lost
attend to your tasks

ruin and terror
yet there is no blame as comrades gossip

 

Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke


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