Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Brewing ideas in my brain pot

   水深可知 人心難知 [수심가지 인심난지 ] 

   知彼知己,  百戰不殆 [지피지기 백전불태] - If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. - Sun Tzu 

   Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponents's fate. - Sun Tzu 

   By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confucius 

   Confucius' principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong familial loyaltyancestor worship, respect of elders by their children, (and, according to later interpreters, of husbands by their wives), and the family as a basis for an ideal government. He expressed the well-known principle, "Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself", one of the earlier versions of the Golden Rule. 

Psalm 59

 1 Deliver me from my enemies, O God; 
   be my fortress against those who are attacking me. 
2 Deliver me from evildoers 
   and save me from those who are after my blood.

3 See how they lie in wait for me! 
   Fierce men conspire against me 
   for no offense or sin of mine, LORD. 
4 I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me.
   Arise to help me; look on my plight! 
5 You, LORD God Almighty, 
   you who are the God of Israel, 
rouse yourself to punish all the nations; 
   show no mercy to wicked traitors.[c]

 6 They return at evening, 
   snarling like dogs, 
   and prowl about the city. 
7 See what they spew from their mouths— 
   the words from their lips are sharp as swords, 
   and they think, “Who can hear us?” 
8 But you laugh at them, LORD; 
   you scoff at all those nations.

 9 You are my strength, I watch for you; 
   you, God, are my fortress, 
 10 my God on whom I can rely.
 God will go before me 
   and will let me gloat over those who slander me. 

11 But do not kill them, Lord our shield,[d] 
   or my people will forget. 
In your might uproot them 
   and bring them down. 
12 For the sins of their mouths, 
   for the words of their lips, 
   let them be caught in their pride. 
For the curses and lies they utter, 
 13 consume them in your wrath, 
   consume them till they are no more. 
Then it will be known to the ends of the earth 
   that God rules over Jacob.

 14 They return at evening, 
   snarling like dogs, 
   and prowl about the city. 
15 They wander about for food 
   and howl if not satisfied. 
16 But I will sing of your strength, 
   in the morning I will sing of your love; 
for you are my fortress, 
   my refuge in times of trouble.

 17 You are my strength, I sing praise to you; 
   you, God, are my fortress, 
   my God on whom I can rely.

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