Wuwei Foundation

Yi Jing

  Sui - Following

     17.  Sui - Following

above     Tui    The Joyous, Lake
below     Chên   The Arousing, Thunder

     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.

     The Lines

          Nine at the beginning means:
          The standard is changing.
          Perseverance brings good fortune.
          To go out of the door in company
          Produces deeds.

          Six in the second place means:
          If one clings to the little boy,
          One loses the strong man.

          Six in the third place means:
          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.

          Nine in the fourth place means:
          Following creates success.
          Perseverance brings misfortune.
          To go one's way with sincerity brings clarity.
          How could there be blame in this?

          Nine in the fifth place means:
          Sincere in the good. Good fortune.

          Six at the top means:
          He meets with firm allegiance
          And is still further bound.
          The king introduces him
          To the Western Mountain.