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Yi Jing

  Ta Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Great

     26.  Ta Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Great

above     Kên    Keeping Still, Mountain
below     Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven

     The Judgement

          The Taming Power of the Great.
          Perseverance furthers.
          Not eating at home brings good fortune.
          It furthers one to cross the great water.

     The Image

          Heaven within the mountain:
          The image of the Taming Power of the Great.
          Thus the superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity
          And many deeds of the past,
          In order to strengthen his character thereby.

     The Lines

          Nine at the beginning means:
          Danger is at hand. It furthers one to desist.

          Nine in the second place means:
          The axletrees are taken from the wagon.

          Nine in the third place means:
          A good horse that follows others.
          Awareness of danger,
          With perseverance, furthers.
          Practice chariot driving and armed defense daily.
          It furthers one to have somewhere to go.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          The headboard of a young bull.
          Great good fortune.

          Six in the fifth place means:
          The tusk of a gelded boar.
          Good fortune.

          Nine at the top means:
          One attains the way of heaven. Success.