The JudgementINCREASE. It furthers one
To undertake something.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
The ImageWind and thunder: the image of INCREASE.
Thus the superior man:
If he sees good, he imitates it;
If he has faults, he rids himself of them.
- 6 - He brings increase to no one.
Indeed, someone even strikes him.
He does not keep his heart constantly steady.
- 5 - If in truth you have a kind heart, ask not.
Supreme good fortune.
Truly, kindness will be recognized as your virtue.
- 4 - If you walk in the middle
And report the prince,
He will follow.
It furthers one to be used
In the removal of the capital.
- 3 - One is enriched through unfortunate events.
No blame, if you are sincere
And walk in the middle,
And report with a seal to the prince.
- 2 - Someone does indeed increase him;
Ten pairs of tortoises cannot oppose it.
Constant perseverance brings good fortune.
The king presents him before God.
- 1 - It furthers one to accomplish great deeds.
Supreme good fortune. No blame.
CommentaryThe idea of increase is expressed in the fact that the strong lowest line of the upper trigram has sunk down and taken its place under the lower trigram.
This conception also expresses the fundamental idea on which the Book of Changes is based.
To rule truly is to serve.
A sacrifice of the higher element that produces an increase of the lower is called an out–and–out increase: it indicates the spirit that alone has power to help the world.