Following (17)


The Judgement

FOLLOWING has supreme success.
Perseverance furthers.  No blame.

The Image

Thunder in the middle of the lake:
The image of FOLLOWING.
Thus the superior man at nightfall
Goes indoors for rest and recuperation.

Line Poems

  • 6 - He meets with firm allegiance And is still further bound. The king introduces him To the Western Mountain.
  • 5 - Sincere in the good.  Good fortune.
  • 4 - Following creates success. Perseverance brings misfortune. To go one’s way with sincerity brings clarity. How could there be blame in this?
  • 3 - If one clings to the strong man, One loses the little boy. Through following one finds what one seeks. It furthers one to remain persevering.
  • 2 - If one clings to the little boy, One loses the strong man.
  • 1 - The standard is changing. Perseverance brings good fortune. To go out of the door in company Produces deeds.


The trigram Tui, the Joyous, whose attribute is gladness, is above; Chên, the Arousing, which has the attribute of movement, is below. 
Joy in movement induces following. 
The Joyous is the youngest daughter, while the Arousing is the eldest son. 
An older man defers to a young girl and shows her consideration. 
By this he moves her to follow him.
Code Incarnate