Even root needs a home.
>none cannot find who seeketh on this terrestrial ball
I’ve never thought of it this way. I’ve assumed I am where I am because of circumstances, things beyond my control.
I’m reading one of the oldest commentaries on the _I Ching_ (_Shuo Kua_) and am amazed at the genius of the Sequence of Earlier Heaven. I would have never thought to start a system of numbers using two and three as the starting point. This makes sense though. Two gives opposition, three growth.
I prefer the [trigrams](https://ichingfastale.blogspot.com/2015/05/el-i-ching-o-libro-de-los-cambios.html) to the hexagrams, as they are more fundamental. No trigram has balance within itself–considered in itself, each leans toward yin or yang. Only when taken with its counterpart is balance achieved.
Confucius tried to systematize the I Ching while Laozi reveled in its underlying balance.
Only the things we return to matter. This is not to say they are right, rather, nothing else matters.
[Russell](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell) wrote his Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy while he was in prison for his anti-war resistance during WWI.
I shall never make an excuse again.
Never study for a test. Study only what you love.
Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy are pure forms of Christianity from a mechanical perspective. One can live a secular life with minimal discomfort.
Each of us must find the dragon he can ride.
Marginalia are successful when you no longer notice them. They happily evolve from guides in a wilderness to trail markings one no longer needs but may be useful to others exploring the same text.