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  • 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

    Change at the beginning means:
    The footprints run crisscross.
    If one is seriously intent, no blame.
    Change in the second place means:
    Yellow light. Supreme good fortune.
    Change 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.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    Its coming is sudden;
    It flames up, dies down, is thrown away.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Tears in floods, sighing and lamenting.
    Good fortune.
    Change at the top means:
    The king uses him to march forth and chastise.
    Then it is best to kill the leaders
    And take captive the followers. No blame.

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