Today: “Be patient while the bad actors have their way for now. They will go away.” – From the I Ching

You are being challenged by wild, intractable people.  You must face them.  Be hard as metal, straight as an arrow.  They must be punished.
You will succeed as long as the Truth is on your side.  There is nothing else to do but let the situation take its course.
See yesterday’s reading.  The difference here is the admonition to let it all happen.  There is no overt action that will affect the outcome.  Eventually, the bad actors will go away.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#21, line #4, #23

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.
There are great obstacles to be overcome, powerful opponents are to be punished. Though this is arduous, the effort succeeds. But it is necessary to be hard as metal and straight as an arrow to surmount the difficulties. If one knows these difficulties and remains persevering, he attains good fortune. The difficult task is achieved in the end.
This pictures a time when inferior people are pushing forward and are about to crowd out the few remaining strong and superior men. Under these circumstances, which are due to the time, it is not favorable for the superior man to undertake anything.

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