Today: Fellowship – from the I Ching

Come together as humanity, openly and freely.  Abandon all tribal instincts. Acting on them will only lead to extinction.  Engaging in fellowship will support your creative powers.  Then heaven is completely behind you in all your endeavors.
The text reads (from Richard Wilhelm’s translation):
“True fellowship among men must be based on a concern that is universal. It is not the private interests of the individual that create lasting fellowship among men, but rather the goals of humanity.
There is danger here of formation of a separate faction on the basis of personal and egotistic interests. Such factions, which are exclusive and, instead of welcoming all men, must condemn one group in order to unite the others, originate from low motives and therefore lead in the course of time to humiliation.
…it means that success will come to him from the primal depths of the universe and that everything depends upon his seeking his happiness and that of others in one way only, that is, by perseverance in what is right. 

Richard Wilhelm

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