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Yi Jing

Ta Yu - Possession in Great Measure

     14.  Ta Yu - Possession in Great Measure

above     Li     The Clinging, Flame
below     Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven

     The Judgement

          Possession in Great Measure.
          Supreme success.

     The Image

          Fire in heaven above:
          The image of Possession in Great Measure.
          Thus the superior man curbs evil and furthers good,
          And thereby obeys the benevolent will of heaven.

     The Lines

          Nine at the beginning means:
          No relationship with what is harmful;
          There is no blame in this.
          If one remains conscious of difficulty,
          One remains without blame.

          Nine in the second place means:
          A big wagon for loading.
          One may undertake something.
          No blame.

          Nine in the third place means:
          A prince offers it to the Son of Heaven.
          A petty man cannot do this.

          Nine in the fourth place means:
          He makes a difference
          Between himself and his neighbor.
          No blame.

          Six in the fifth place means:
          He whose truth is accessible, yet dignified,
          Has good fortune.

          Nine at the top means:
          He is blessed by heaven.
          Good fortune.
          Nothing that does not further.