Ch'ien - Modesty


     15.  Ch'ien - Modesty

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          -- --     above     K'un   The Receptive, Earth
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          -- --     below     Kên    Keeping Still, Mountain
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     The Judgement

          Modesty creates success.
          The superior man carries things through.

     The Image

          Within the earth, a mountain:
          The image of Modesty.
          Thus the superior man reduces that which is too much,
          And augments that which is too little.
          He weighs things and makes them equal.

     The Lines

          Six at the beginning means:
          A superior man modest about his modesty
          May cross the great water.
          Good fortune.

          Six in the second place means:
          Modesty that comes to expression.
          Perseverance brings good fortune.

     ()   Nine in the third place means:
          A superior man of modesty and merit
          Carries things to conclusion.
          Good fortune.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          Nothing that would not further modesty
          In movement.

          Six in the fifth place means:
          No boasting of wealth before one's neighbor.
          It is favorable to attack with force.
          Nothing that would not further.

          Six at the top means:
          Modesty that comes to expression.
          It is favorable to set armies marching
          To chastise one's own city and one's country.
    

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