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Yi Jing

  Li - The Clinging, Fire

     30.  Li - The Clinging, Fire

above     Li     The Clinging, Flame
below     Li     The Clinging, Flame

     The Judgement

          The Clinging. Perseverance furthers.
          It brings success.
          Care of the cow brings good fortune.

     The Image

          That which is bright rises twice:
          The image of Fire.
          Thus the great man, by perpetuating this brightness,
          Illumines the four quarters of the world.

     The Lines

          Nine at the beginning means:
          The footprints run crisscross.
          If one is seriously intent, no blame.

          Six in the second place means:
          Yellow light. Supreme good fortune.

          Nine in the third place means:
          In the light of the setting sun,
          Men either beat the pot and sing
          Or loudly bewail the approach of old age.

          Nine in the fourth place means:
          Its coming is sudden;
          It flames up, dies down, is thrown away.

          Six in the fifth place means:
          Tears in floods, sighing and lamenting.
          Good fortune.

          Nine at the top means:
          The king uses him to march forth and chastise.
          Then it is best to kill the leaders
          And take captive the followers. No blame.