Wuwei Foundation

Yi Jing

  Shêng - Pushing Upward

     46.  Shêng - Pushing Upward

above     K'un   The Receptive, Earth
below     Sun    The Gentle, Wind

     The Judgement

          Pushing Upward has supreme success.
          One must see the great man.
          Fear not.
          Departure toward the south
          Brings good fortune.

     The Image

          Within the earth, wood grows:
          The image of Pushing Upward.
          Thus the superior man of devoted character
          Heaps up small things
          In order to achieve something high and great.

     The Lines

          Six at the beginning means:
          Pushing upward that meets with confidence
          Brings great good fortune.

          Nine in the second place means:
          If one is sincere,
          It furthers one to bring even a small offering.
          No blame.

          Nine in the third place means:
          One pushes upward into an empty city.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          The king offers him Mount Ch'i.
          Good fortune. No blame.

          Six in the fifth place means:
          Perseverance brings good fortune.
          One pushes upward by steps.

          Six at the top means:
          Pushing upward in darkness.
          It furthers one
          To be unremittingly persevering.