36. Ming I / Darkening of the Light
above K'un The Receptive, Earth
below Li The Clinging, Flame
Darkening of the Light. In adversity
It furthers one to be persevering.
The light has sunk into the earth:
The image of Darkening of the Light.
Thus does the superior man live with the great mass:
He veils his light, yet still shines.
Six in the second place means:
Darkening of the light injures him in the left thigh.
He gives aid with the strength of a horse.
Six in the fifth place means:
Darkening of the light as with Prince Chi.
5. Hsu / Waiting (Nourishment)
above K'an The Abysmal, Water
below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
Waiting. If you are sincere,
You have light and success.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
Clouds rise up to heaven:
The image of Waiting.
Thus the superior man eats and drinks,
Is joyous and of good cheer.