a kingdom destroyed can never be restored

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Do not

fight if you are

not yourself endangered.

Do not fight out of spleen. Anger

may give way to happiness again; irritation

may ease into well-being. But a kingdom destroyed

can never be restored, nor the dead returned to

life.  An enlightened ruler should be careful, 

and a good general is ever cautious.  

This is the way to keep 

peace and save 

lives.

 

from The Art of War, Chapter XII

 

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the universe is already a harmonious oneness

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Forget

about understanding and 

harmonizing and making all things one. 

The universe is already a harmonious 

oneness; just realize

that. 

 

If you 

scramble about in

search of inner peace, 

you will lose your 

inner peace.

 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 56

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openness & gentleness deliver the correct solution

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Arriving

at the correct solution

to a difficult situation requires a

receptivity to inner truth. Unless we are

willing to put aside the strong emotions of

our egos and devote ourselves to discovering

what is right, there can be no hope of

progress at this time. Help only

comes when we invite it with

a sincere and innocent

attitude.

 

The

I Ching teaches

a simple but effective

method of influencing difficult

people and arduous situations. It advises

us first to lay aside our prejudices — our feelings

of being wounded, angry, or in the right —

and second to seek to understand the

positions of others and the lesson

that the Sage is teaching

us with the

situation.

 

Even

when another is

truly out of line, it is only by

accepting this and remaining balanced

that you make it possible for positive change

to occur. Gentleness and understanding

create in others an unconscious

willingness to

be led.

 

The

superior person

therefore avoids the use of anger

and force in trying times, knowing that they

only prolong conflict. It is far wiser to accept that

each experience we have is necessary for us to learn

something about ourselves and about the higher

laws of life. The greatest openings come when

we meet difficulty with acceptance,

gentleness, and a desire to

understand the lesson

underneath.

 

from The I Ching, or Book of Changes

Hexagram 61, Chung Fu / Inner Truth

 
 
 

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People

of  the Way

are quiet and still,

within and

without.

 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 61

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