Spirit explains I Ching 22 – Adornment
Mountain above and Fire below.
Society is as a fire that brings people
together; first, for survival and then
for other mutually beneficial purposes,
beyond, but never excluding survival.
Culture is as a volcanic mountain
that can only develop, as an adornment,
around a more-or-less stable society.
Culture cannot develop without
generally accepted social rules of relating
to different people in different ways.
A teacher is not a cook or a bus driver.
That’s curious that you would choose
a cook and a bus driver
to distinguish yourself
as other than.
A cook prepares food for eating and
a bus driver takes one to his or her
But, you do neither.
That is correct.
You seem to neither prepare food
nor offer transportation. Perhaps
the spiritual teachings you share,
after I struggle to digest them
and walk the path…
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