30. Li / The Clinging, Fire
above Li The Clinging, Flame
below Li The Clinging, Flame
The Clinging. Perseverance furthers.
It brings success.
Care of the cow brings good fortune.
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.
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.
27. I / The Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment)
above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
below Chên The Arousing, Thunder
The Corners of the Mouth.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
Pay heed to the providing of nourishment.
And to what a man seeks
To fill his own mouth with.
At the foot of the mountain, thunder:
The image of Providing Nourishment.
Thus the superior man is careful of his words
And temperate in eating and drinking.