IS THAT WHICH
DOES NOT CHANGE
BY UNKNOWING ALL ELSE
OVERFLOWING FROM SILENT CORE WITHIN
The Nature Writings of C. G. Jung
There was a great drought where the missionary Richard Wilhelm lived in China. There had not been a drop of rain and the situation became catastrophic.
The Catholics made processions,
the Protestants made prayers,
and the Chinese burned joss sticks and shot off guns
to frighten away the demons of the drought,
but with no result.
We will fetch the rain maker.
And from another province,
a dried up old man appeared.
and there he locked himself in for three days.
and there was a great snowstorm at the time of the year
when no snow was expected,
an unusual amount,
and the town was so full of rumors about the wonderful rain maker
that Wilhelm went to ask the man how he did it.
“They call you the rain maker,
will you tell me how you made the snow?”
“I did not make the snow, I am not responsible.”
I come from another country where things are in order.
Here they are out of order,
they are not as they should be by the ordnance of heaven.
Therefore the whole country is not in Tao,
and I am also not in the natural order of things
because I am in a disordered country.
So I had to wait three days until I was back in Tao,
and then naturally the rain came.”
--- From The Nature Writings of C. G. Jung
©2002, North Atlantic Books
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