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10. Lu / Treading (Conduct)

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

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.
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.