20. Kuan / Contemplation (View) -------- -------- above Sun The Gentle, Wind --- --- --- --- --- --- below K'un The Receptive, Earth --- --- The Judgement Contemplation. The ablution has been made, But not yet the offering. Full of trust they look up to him. The Image The wind blows over the earth: The image of Contemplation. Thus the kings of old visited the regions of the world, Contemplated the people, And gave them instruction. The Lines Six in the second place means: Contemplation through the crack of the door. Furthering for the perseverance of a woman. () Nine in the fifth place means: Contemplation of my life. The superior man is without blame. () Nine at the top means: Contemplation of his life. The superior man is without blame. 7. Shih / The Army --- --- --- --- above K'un The Receptive, Earth --- --- --- --- -------- below K'an The Abysmal, Water --- --- The Judgement The Army. The army needs perseverance And a strong man. Good fortune without blame. The Image In the middle of the earth is water: The image of The Army. Thus the superior man increases his masses By generosity toward the people.
Take a look in the pool and what do you see
In the dark depths there faces beckoning me
Can’t you see them it’s plain for all to see
They were there oh I know you don’t believe me
“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer;
the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.”