22. Pi / Grace
above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
below Li The Clinging, Flame
Grace has success.
In small matters
It is favorable to undertake something.
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.
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
above K'un The Receptive, Earth
below K'un The Receptive, Earth
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 earth's condition is receptive devotion.
Thus the superior man who has breadth of character
Carries the outer world.