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The I-Ching in the modern world

Posted on Wednesday, 6 April, 2005 | Comment icon 2 comments

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"Spiritually speaking, have we really come a long way to get to where modern society is today, or could it be argued that in many respects we are still as primitive as our ancestors? It does seem that over the ages, society, government and religion have done everything they can to control people so that most of us accept certain belief systems as the only answer to our questions."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by liljellybean on 7 April, 2005, 6:13
Interesting. Where would we be if religions didn't govern our way of thinking? Watch the news and it will tell you. In the "Western World" people have been taught that they can basically do whatever they want whenever they want, with limits off course. We have tried to make a just and fair world but have just ended up rewarding the lazy and taking hard earned money away from people who accually have to go out and work. Soldiers are sent into forgien countries to fight causes that don't even concern them. This book will make no difference. getting in touch with the universe bla bla bla is just ... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by sleeperwakes on 25 April, 2005, 9:10
The I Ching/Book of changes has one more name. I have heard it bears the title "Living Book". The I-Ching is non-judgemental, it does not consider you sinful, inferior, or demand obedience; it simply offers advice as to the correct course of action given a set of circumstances The second part of this quote I can agree with whole heartedly. I understand that these are the only 3 books so far created by humans that are argued to be timeless. Throughout the ages they have existed; they have spoken to people within every generation. The first half of the quote I believe is contradicted later in th... [More]

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