The JudgementTHE GENTLE. Success through what is small.
It furthers one to have somewhere to go.
It furthers one to see the great man.
The ImageWinds following one upon the other:
The image of THE GENTLY PENETRATING.
Thus the superior man
Spreads his commands abroad
And carries out his undertakings.
- 6 - Penetration under the bed.
He loses his property and his ax.
Perseverance brings misfortune.
- 5 - Perseverance brings good fortune.
Nothing that does not further.
No beginning, but an end.
Before the change, three days.
After the change, three days.
- 4 - Remorse vanishes.
During the hunt
Three kinds of game are caught.
- 3 - Repeated penetration. Humiliation.
- 2 - Penetration under the bed.
Priests and magicians are used in great number.
Good fortune. No blame.
- 1 - In advancing and in retreating,
The perseverance of a warrior furthers.
CommentarySun is one of the eight doubled trigrams.
It is the eldest daughter and symbolizes wind or wood; it has for its attribute gentleness, which nonetheless penetrates like the wind or like growing wood with its roots.
The dark principle, in itself rigid and immovable, is dissolved by the penetrating light principle, to which it subordinates itself in gentleness.
In nature, it is the wind that disperses the gathered clouds, leaving the sky clear and serene.
In human life it is penetrating clarity of judgment that thwarts all dark hidden motives.
In the life of the community it is the powerful influence of a great personality that uncovers and breaks up those intrigues which shun the light of day.