White Lotus Temple / The Master Said: / Part 8

The MasterThe Master Said:

Danger arises when a man feels secure in his position. Destruction threatens when a man seeks to preserve his worldly estate. Confusion develops when a man has put everything in order. Therefore the superior man does not forget danger in his security, nor ruin when he is well established, nor confusion when his affairs are in order. In this way he gains personal safety and is able to protect the empire. In the Book of Changes it is said: “‘What if it should fail, what if it should fail?’ In this way he ties it to a cluster of mulberry shoots.”

– I Ching

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