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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.