Today: Ally yourself with kindred spirits for the benefit of others – from the I Ching

yinyang02paperChoose carefully with whom you will ally yourself to assist with providing help to those in need.  Be on the lookout with a zealous purpose for the right people.   Together, with unwavering perseverance and clarity, your army will right a profound wrong.  

The perpetrators will be judged and will suffer harsh consequences.

The text reads:
“When an obstacle to union arises, energetic biting through brings success. This is true in all situations. Whenever unity cannot be established, the obstruction is due to a talebearer and traitor who is interfering and blocking the way. To prevent permanent injury, vigorous measures must be taken at once. Deliberate obstruction of this sort does not vanish of its own accord. Judgement and punishment are required to deter or obviate it.
However, it is important to proceed in the right way…  Unqualified hardness and excitement would be too violent in meting out punishment; unqualified clarity and gentleness would be too weak…
“Penalties are the individual applications of the law. The laws specify the penalties. Clarity prevails when mild and severe penalties are clearly differentiated, according to the nature of the crimes.The law is strengthened by a just application of penalties… This clarity and severity have the effect of instilling respect; it is not that the penalties are ends in themselves. The obstructions in the social life of man increase when there is lack of clarity in the penal codes and slackness in executing them. The only way to strengthen the law is to make it clear and to make penalties certain and swift.”

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