Returning to Ancient Chinese Ways

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A mode of government we might do well to consider?

“Seeking Harmony

The soul of the I Ching is Seeking Harmony.

The oldest document preserved in China is The Book of History. Its first piece of writing is The Canon of Yao. It is a proclamation issued by King Yao, the chief of a tribe-commune in China 3,000 years ago. It says:

Select a virtuous and able person to be the chief and train him to seek harmony with nine clans.

After the nine clans get along well, then handle the affairs of a hundred different surname families.

After the affairs of a hundred different surname families have been well managed, then seek harmony with ten thousand nations.”

From Understanding the I Ching: Restoring a Brilliant, Ancient Culture by Alfred Huang.

It all starts with self. How does one bring about harmony within oneself?

 

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