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Δ::standard issue sidekick…

a fragment…

...own the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e’er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil ...


 26.  Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great

    ---  ---   above  Ken    Keeping Still, Mountain
    ---  ---
    --------   below  Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven

 The Judgement
   The Taming Power of the Great.
   Perseverance furthers.
   Not eating at home brings good fortune.
   It furthers one to cross the great water.

 The Image
   Heaven within the mountain:
   The image of The Taming Power of the Great.
   Thus the superior man acquaints himself
     with many sayings of antiquity
   And many deeds of the past,
   In order to strengthen his character thereby.


 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.