Yin and Yang
represent two fundamental forces
that create and harmonize the Universe by their interaction.
In the state of
good fortune, and
success (I-Ching, Hexagram 11),
Yin, the Receptive, which moves downward,
stands above; Yang, the Creative, which moves upward, is below. Hence their
influences meet and are in harmony, so that all living things bloom and
prosper. This is a the state of peace, good fortune, and
Like everything on Earth, this state is
subject to change however. Prosperity is followed by decline: this is the
eternal law. Evil can be held in check for a while but not permanently
abolished. It always returns.
Yet, this is not a tragedy. It shout just to
keep us from falling into illusion that good fortune comes to us
automatically. If we are mindful of the danger, we remain persevering and
make less mistakes. As long as your inner nature remains stronger and richer
than anything offered by external fortune, as long as you remain inwardly
superior to fate, fortune will not desert you.