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Yi Jing

  I - Increase

     42.  I - Increase

above     Sun    The Gentle, Wind
below     Chên   The Arousing, Thunder

     The Judgement

          Increase. It furthers one
          To undertake something.
          It furthers one to cross the great water.

     The Image

          Wind and thunder: the image of Increase.
          Thus the superior man:
          If he sees good, he imitates it;
          If he has faults, he rids himself of them.

     The Lines

          Nine at the beginning means:
          It furthers one to accomplish great deeds.
          Supreme good fortune. No blame.

          Six in the second place means:
          Someone does indeed increase him;
          Ten pairs of tortoises cannot oppose it.
          Constant perseverance brings good fortune.
          The king presents him before God.
          Good fortune.

          Six in the third place means:
          One is enriched through unfortunate events.
          No blame, if you are sincere
          And walk in the middle,
          And report with a seal to the prince.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          If you walk in the middle
          And report to the prince,
          He will follow.
          It furthers one to be used
          In the removal of the capital.

          Nine in the fifth place means:
          If in truth you have a kind heart, ask not.
          Supreme good fortune.
          Truly, kindness will be recognized as your virtue.

          Nine at the top means:
          He brings increase to no one.
          Indeed, someone even strikes him.
          He does not keep his heart constantly steady.