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  • 46. Shêng / Pushing Upward

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    --- --- above K'un The Receptive, Earth
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    ------- below Sun The Gentle, Wind
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    The Judgement

    Pushing upward has supreme success.
    One must see the great man.
    Fear not.
    Departure toward the south
    Brings good fortune.

    The Image

    Within the earth, wood grows:
    The image of Pushing Upward.
    Thus the superior man of devoted character
    Heaps up small things
    In order to achieve something high and great.

    The Lines

    [] Change at the beginning means:
    Pushing upward that meets with confidence
    Brings great good fortune.
    Change in the second place means:
    If one is sincere,
    It furthers one to bring even a small offering.
    No blame.
    Change in the third place means:
    One pushes upward into an empty city.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    The king offers him Mount Ch'i.
    Good fortune. No blame.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Perseverance brings good fortune.
    One pushes upward by steps.
    Change at the top means:
    Pushing upward in darkness.
    It furthers one
    to be unremittingly persevering.

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