Yellow Bridge Tao Teh Ching

About: Number 18 - Decay of Manners

Fascinating the 3-valued quadragram of which there are 81 possibilities (the exact number of the chapters in the Tao Teh Ching – more on wheels in wheels later




#1 When the Great Dao (Way or Method) ceased to be observed, benevolence and righteousness came into vogue. (Then) appeared wisdom and shrewdness, and there ensued great hypocrisy.

#2 When harmony no longer prevailed throughout the six kinships, filial sons found their manifestation; when the states and clans fell into disorder, loyal ministers appeared

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