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26. Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great

--- --- above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
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------- below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven

The Judgement

The Taming Power of the Great.
Perseverance furthers.
Not eating at home brings good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.

The Image

Heaven within the mountain:
The image of The Taming Power of the Small.
Thus the superior man aquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity
And many deeds of the past,
In order to strengthen his character thereby.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
Danger is at hand. It furthers one to desist.
Change in the second place means:
The axletrees are taken from the wagon.
Change in the third place means:
A good horse that follows others.
Awareness of danger,
With perseverance, furthers.
Practice chariot driving and armed defense daily.
It furthers one to have somewhere to go.
Change in the fourth place means:
The headboard of a young bull.
Great good fortune.
Change in the fifth place means:
The tusk of a gelded boar.
Good fortune.
Change at the top means:
One attains the way of heaven. Success.