Lake is represented by the upper trigraph.
Keeping still is represented by the lower trigraph.
two trigraphs are the opposite each other
dynamics between opposites is represented
Beginning is about Heaven and Earth.
part deals with covenants and courtships:
means of this example the sage influences
difference between courtship and seduction
mutual attraction and firm correctness...
on the mountain: The image of influence.
sage's mind should be humble and be fluid.
SIX IN SECOND PLACE:
Notice the little calves that play.
They will be put to use one day.
NINE IN THE THIRD
Every mood of the heart influences motivation.
Such wrongful caprice will lead to humiliation.
One should not immediately yield to every whim.
One must realize the usefullness of inhibition.
This is the basis of the true path to freedom.
9 IN THE 4TH PLACE:
Thru perseverance good fortune's anticipated.
If ones mind is full of anxiety and agitated
(and ones thoughts scattered and dissipated)
one can only effect those closely associated.
Impulses from the
heart can be valuable
if one heart remains open and reachable.
The heart must be constant & incorruptable.
If the quiet power of character is employable
the effects produced are correct and desirable.
All shall be receptive
to the resonance
of this spirit, succumbing to it's trance.
Do not attempt a manipulating influence.
By practicing such deceptive inducements
one ends up exhausted with little influence.
9 IN 5TH PLACE:
Humpty Dumpty sat on his high horse
and lacked resolve to direct its course.
It jumped a wall with Humpty unhorse
as he hit the ground with great force.
Then all the king's men did discourse:
"The yolk's on him and not the horse".
SIX AT THE TOP MEANS:
Mere tongue wagging will not be of much influence.