30. Li / The Clinging, Fire

--- --- above Li The Clinging, Flame
--- --- below Li The Clinging, Flame

The Judgement

The Clinging. Perseverance furthers.
It brings success.
Care of the cow brings good fortune.

The Image

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.

The Lines

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 Judgement

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.

The Image

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.