Yang & Earth
Virtue can't live alone;
neighbours will spring up around it.
plains soil, good for crops,
The plants there sweet as cakes.
We grow here, we meet to govern,
The tortoise-omens are cast.
stop here, then, stop here,
Build your house in this place.
poem is famous because it tells us how decisions were made in
When a momentous decision was needed -
such as where a wandering people should settle -
the gods were asked their advice
throught a strange divination process using crachs in tortoise-shell.
So this poem advises you to turn to Heaven, to God,
and go humbly in prayer, meditation and quiet -
hear in your heart what is right to do.
The proverb indicates that those who build their actions on such a
will find they are supported by others attracted to the virtues and
values thus displayed.