Today: Repair the damage – I Ching

Repair what has been spoiled.  Through gentle penetration bring awareness to the situation and stir up public opinion to do something about it in a way that strengthens the character of the people.

 

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching

When the wind blows low on the mountain, it is thrown back and spoils the vegetation. This contains a challenge to improvement. It is the same with debasing attitudes and fashions; they corrupt human society. To do away with this corruption, the superior man must regenerate society. His methods likewise must be derived from the two trigrams, but in such a way that their effects unfold in orderly sequence. The superior man must first remove stagnation by stirring up public opinion, as the wind stirs up everything, and must strengthen and tranquillise the character of the people, as the mountain gives tranquillity and nourishment to all that grows in its vicinity.

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