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I Ching
by Martin Burke

After Completion

abysmal water and clinging flame

at the beginning -good fortune
at the end -misfortune

the superior arms himself against all eventualities

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the wheel breaks, he gets wet
no blame

do not run after cloth in the wind-
it will return to you

he conquers, but does not use inferior people

even silk rots
take care

the small may be more pleasing than the great

he falls into water
danger

 

Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke


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