22. Pi / Grace

--- --- above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
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--- --- below Li The Clinging, Flame

The Judgement

Grace has success.
In small matters
It is favorable to undertake something.

The Image

Fire at the foot of the mountain:
The image of Grace.
Thus does the superior man proceed
When clearing up current affairs.
But he dare not decide controversial issues in this way.

The Lines

Nine at the beginning means:
He lends grace to his toes, leaves the carriage, and walks.
Nine in the third place means:
Graceful and moist.
Constant perseverance brings good fortune.
() Nine at the top means:
Simple grace. No blame.

2. K'un / The Receptive

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--- --- above K'un The Receptive, Earth
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--- --- below K'un The Receptive, Earth
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The Judgement

The Receptive brings about sublime success,
Furthering through the perseverance of a mare.
If the superior man undertakes something and tries to lead,
He goes astray;
But if he follows, he finds guidance.
It is favorable to find friends in the west and south,
To forego friends in the east and north.
Quiet perseverance brings good fortune.

The Image

The earth's condition is receptive devotion.
Thus the superior man who has breadth of character
Carries the outer world.