27. I - The Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) ----- -- -- above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain -- -- -- -- -- -- below Chên The Arousing, Thunder ----- The Judgement The Corners of the Mouth. Perseverance brings good fortune. Pay heed to the providing of nourishment And to what a man seeks To fill his own mouth with. The Image At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of Providing Nourishment. Thus the superior man is careful of his words And temperate in eating and drinking. The Lines Nine at the beginning means: You let your magic tortoise go, And look at me with the corners of your mouth drooping. Misfortune. Six in the second place means: Turning to the summit for nourishment, Deviating from the path To seek nourishment from the hill. Continuing to do this brings misfortune. Six in the third place means: Turning away from nourishment. Perseverance brings misfortune. Do not act thus for ten years. Nothing serves to further. Six in the fourth place means: Turning to the summit For provision of nourishment Brings good fortune. Spying about with sharp eyes Like a tiger with insatiable craving. No blame. () Six in the fifth place means: Turning away from the path. To remain persevering brings good fortune. One should not cross the great water. () Nine at the top means: The source of nourishment. Awareness of danger brings good fortune. It furthers one to cross the great water.
Send contributions, inquiries, or trouble reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.