Today: “You cannot save everyone who is swept away by the tide of injustice.” – From the I Ching

You cannot save everyone who is swept away by the tide of injustice.  You can only participate in correcting the wrongs that have led to this situation and repairing the damage done.

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

#52, line 2, #18

True quiet means keeping still when the time has come to keep still, and going forward when the time has come to go forward. In this way rest and movement are in agreement with the demands of the time, and thus there is light in life.
The hexagram signifies the end and the beginning of all movement. The back is named because in the back are located all the nerve fibres that mediate movement. If the movement of these spinal nerves is brought to a standstill, the ego, with its restlessness, disappears as it were. When a man has thus become calm, he may turn to the outside world. He no longer sees in it the struggle and tumult of individual beings, and therefore he has that true peace of mind which is needed for understanding the great laws of the universe and for acting in harmony with them. Whoever acts from these deep levels makes no mistakes.
Relaxing his legs.  He sees he cannot rescue the one he follows. He resigns himself to sorrow.  You are blessed with an opportunity to resuscitate that which others have abandoned as beyond repair.  This ruin wasn’t caused by evil intention, but by indifference to decay.  Just by addressing yourself to the problem, you exhibit a new awareness, a fresh perspective.  This is a time of recovery, renewal, regeneration.

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Author: harinam

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