Shêng - Pushing Upward


     46.  Shêng - Pushing Upward

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          -- --     above     K'un   The Receptive, Earth
          -- --
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          -----     below     Sun    The Gentle, Wind
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     The Judgement

          Pushing Upward has supreme success.
          One must see the great man.
          Fear not.
          Departure toward the south
          Brings good fortune.

     The Image

          Within the earth, wood grows:
          The image of Pushing Upward.
          Thus the superior man of devoted character
          Heaps up small things
          In order to achieve something high and great.

     The Lines

     []   Six at the beginning means:
          Pushing upward that meets with confidence
          Brings great good fortune.

          Nine in the second place means:
          If one is sincere,
          It furthers one to bring even a small offering.
          No blame.

          Nine in the third place means:
          One pushes upward into an empty city.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          The king offers him Mount Ch'i.
          Good fortune. No blame.

     ()   Six in the fifth place means:
          Perseverance brings good fortune.
          One pushes upward by steps.

          Six at the top means:
          Pushing upward in darkness.
          It furthers one
          To be unremittingly persevering.
    

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