46. Shêng / Pushing Upward
above K'un The Receptive, Earth
below Sun The Gentle, Wind
Pushing upward has supreme success.
One must see the great man.
Departure toward the south
Brings good fortune.
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.
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.
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.