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  • 10. Lu / Treading (Conduct)

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    ------- above Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
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    ------- below Tui The Joyous, Lake
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    The Judgement

    Treading. Treading upon the tail of the tiger.
    It does not bite the man. Success.

    The Image

    Heaven above, the lake below:
    The image of Treading.
    Thus the superior man discriminates between high and low,
    And thereby fortifies the thinking of the people.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    Simple conduct. Progress without blame.
    Change in the second place means:
    Treading a smooth, level course.
    The perseverance of a dark man
    Brings good fortune.
    Change in the third place means:
    A one-eyed man is able to see,
    A lame man is able to tread.
    He treads on the tail of the tiger.
    The tiger bites the man.
    Misfortune.
    Thus does a warrior act on behalf of his great prince.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    He treads on the tail of the tiger.
    Caution and circumspection
    Lead ultimately to good fortune.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Resolute conduct.
    Perseverance with awareness of danger.
    Change at the top means:
    Look to your conduct and weigh the favorable signs.
    When everything is fulfilled, supreme good fortune comes.

 
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