the fundamental creative power of the universe is available to you now

buddha
 

This

hexagram

signals a time when

the fundamental creative power

of the universe is available to you.

An unrestricted outpouring of benevolent

energy from the heavens makes possible

profound progress for those

who are conscientiously

following proper

principles.

 

Frantic

activity is not in order.

Your responsibility instead is to

be open and receptive to the Higher Power,

allowing it to guide your actions. By allowing

inferior thoughts and habits to pass away,

you make room for an expansion of your

superior qualities,which leads

inevitably to good

fortune…

 

…To

receive the powerful

assistance of the Creative, remain

humble, patient, accepting, and responsive.

Careful attention to truth brings

vast rewards at this

time.

 

from The I Ching, or Book of Changes

Hexagram 1, Ch’ien (The Creative)

 

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the sage sets her sights on substance, not surface


 

A truly

good person doesn’t

dwell on her goodness.

Thus she can be good. A person

of false goodness never forgets

her goodness. Thus her

goodness is always

false.

 

A truly

good person does

nothing, yet nothing remains

undone. A person of false goodness

is forever doing, yet everything

remains forever

undone.

 

Those who

are interested in service

act without motive. Those who are

interested in righteousness act with motives

of all sorts. Those who are interested in

propriety act, and receiving no

response, they roll up their

sleeves and use

force.

 

When Tao is

lost, goodness appears.When

goodness is lost, philanthropy appears.

When philanthropy is lost, justice appears.

When justice is lost, only

etiquette is

left.

 

Etiquette

is the faintest husk

of real loyalty and faith, and it

is the beginning of confusion. Knowledge

of the future is only a blossom of Tao;

to become preoccupied

with it is folly.

 

Thus

the sage sets her

sights on the substance and

not the surface, on the fruit and not

the flower. Leaving the one,

she gains the

other.

 

The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 38

 

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