26. Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great
above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
The Taming Power of the Great.
Not eating at home brings good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
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.
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.
Change at the top means:
One attains the way of heaven. Success.