Chapter XI - The value of prudence as doctrine of the I
XI - 1
Was it not in the last age of Shang Yin, when the virtue of Chou had reached its highest point, and during the troubles of king Wen and the tyrant Shin Chou, that the I began to flourish? On this account the explanations express anxious apprehension, and teach how peril may be turned into security, and easy carelessness is sure to meet with overthrow. The way in which these things come about is very comprehensive, and must be acknowledged in every sphere of things. That is the way of the I.