Today: “We must sit and wait for the evil to devour the good completely before it consumes itself.” – from the I Ching
We must sit and wait for the evil to devour the good completely before it consumes itself. The consciousness that gave it birth and sustained it will then depleted and exhausted and there will be justice.
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36 – Thirty-Six Ming I / Eclipsing the Light
Warmth and Light are swallowed by Deep Darkness: The Superior Person shows his brilliance by keeping it veiled among the masses.
Stay true to your course, despite the visible obstacles ahead.
This time calls for a saintly effort to turn the other cheek. You have been deliberately injured. Going blow-for-blow will only escalate this war. Abstain from vengeance. Show all watching that you are above it. Sidestep your aggressor’s headlong charge, giving him the opportunity to fall on his face.
Six at the top means:
Not light but darkness. First he climbed up to heaven, Then plunged into the depths of the earth.
Here the climax of the darkening is reached. The dark power at first held so high a place that it could wound all who were on the side of good and of the light. But in the end it perishes of its own darkness, for evil must itself fall at the very moment when it has wholly overcome the good, and thus consumed the energy to which it owed its duration.
37 – Thirty-Seven Chia Jên / Family Duties
Warming Air Currents rise and spread from the Hearthfire: The Superior Person weighs his words carefully and is consistent in his behavior.
Be as faithful as a good wife.
One in this situation must be keenly aware of his influence on others. Maintain a healthy respect for the ripple effect of your words and deeds. To some you serve as a role model. You can either help shape their world or tilt them into chaos. Show temperance and consideration to all.