17. Sui / Following
above Tui The Joyous, Lake
below Chên The Arousing, Thunder
Following has supreme success.
Perseverance furthers. No blame.
Thunder in the middle of the lake:
The image of Following.
Thus the superior man at nightfall
Goes indoors for rest and recuperation.
Change at the beginning means:
The standard is changing.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
To go out of the door in company
Change in the second place means:
If one clings to the little boy,
One loses the strong man.
Change in the third place means:
If one clings to the strong man,
One loses the little boy.
Through following one finds what one seeks.
It furthers one to remain persevering.
Change in the fourth place means:
Following creates success.
Perseverance brings misfortune.
To go one's own way with sincerity brings clarity.
How could there be blame in this?
Change in the fifth place means:
Sincere in the good. Good fortune.
Change at the top means:
He meets with firm allegiance
And is still further bound.
The king introduces him
To the Western Mountain.