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Yi Jing

  Hsiao Kuo - Preponderance of the Small

     62.  Hsiao Kuo - Preponderance of the Small

above     Chên   The Arousing, Thunder
below     Kên    Keeping Still, Mountain

     The Judgement

          Preponderance of the Small. Success.
          Perseverance furthers.
          Small things may be done; great things should not be done.
          The flying bird brings the message:
          It is not well to strive upward,
          It is well to remain below.
          Great good fortune.

     The Image

          Thunder on the mountain:
          The image of Preponderance of the Small.
          Thus in his conduct the superior man gives preponderance to reverence.
          In bereavement he gives preponderance to grief.
          In his expenditures he gives preponderance to thrift.

     The Lines

          Six at the beginning means:
          The bird meets with misfortune through flying.

          Six in the second place means:
          She passes by her ancestor
          And meets her ancestress.
          He does not reach his prince
          And meets the official.
          No blame.

          Nine in the third place means:
          If one is not extremely careful,
          Somebody may come up from behind and strike him.

          Nine in the fourth place means:
          No blame. He meets him without passing by.
          Going brings danger. One must be on guard.
          Do not act. Be constantly persevering.

          Six in the fifth place means:
          Dense clouds,
          No rain from our western territory.
          The prince shoots and hits him who is in the cave.

          Six at the top means:
          He passes him by, not meeting him.
          The flying bird leaves him.
          This means bad luck and injury.