Today: “You must rely, at first, on the wisdom passed down to you through the lineage.  You can depend on the teachings.  Allow your understanding to mature before you take it upon yourself to profess what you have realized.”  – from the I Ching

You must rely, at first, on the wisdom passed down to you through the lineage.  You can depend on the teachings.  Allow your understanding to mature before you take it upon yourself to profess what you have realized.

Meditation: NM0337-Bujung Kriya – For Wisdom and Understanding

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 53 – The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths

Tell The Magical Story of Mushkil Gusha over a meal with friends today.

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27 – Twenty-Seven  I / Providing Nourishment

Beneath the immobile Mountain the arousing Thunder stirs:
The Superior Person preserves his freedom under oppressive conditions by watching what comes out of his mouth, as well as what goes in.

Endure and good fortune will come.
Nurture others in need, as if you were feeding yourself.
Take care not to provide sustenance for those who feed off others.
Stay as high as possible on the food chain.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You are a conduit in this instance, able to provide the sustenance needed by others.
Position yourself to nourish the truly needy and worthy.
Avoid situations where you might be coerced into supporting the parasites and vermin who deprive your true charges.
Your own nourishment is an issue here, too.
Remember Lao Tzu’s three Great Treasures:
Only the person possessed of Compassion, Modesty and Frugality can remain fit enough to stay free of desperation and keep control of the situation.

Six in the fifth place means:

Unspeakable delights tempt maddeningly from the far bank.
You must not cross this stream.

Turning away from the path.
To remain persevering brings good fortune.
One should not cross the great water.

Fishing Boat

‘Fishing Boat’ – Tom Anderson

A man may be conscious of a deficiency in himself. He should be undertaking the nourishment of the people, but he has not the strength to do it. Thus he must turn from his accustomed path and beg counsel and help from a man who is spiritually his superior but undistinguished outwardly. If he maintains this attitude of mind perseveringly, success and good fortune are his. But he must remain aware of his dependence. He must not put his own person forward nor attempt great labors, such as crossing the great water.

61 – Sixty-One  Chung Fu / Inner Truth

The gentle Wind ripples the Lake’s surface:
The Superior Person finds common ground between points of contention, wearing away rigid perspectives that would lead to fatal error.

Pigs and fishes.
You may cross to the far shore.
Great fortune if you stay on course.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

The subject of this hexagram discovers a key to Tranquility by first gaining insight into his own nature, then turning that vision outward.
By resolving inner conflicts and being at peace with himself, he learns to gain insight into others.
In effect, he enters another, sees with the other’s eyes, listens with the other’s ears, feels with the other’s heart.
He then returns to his own center, with new perspective and understanding.

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