Preponderance of the Great



Preponderance of the Great.

The ridgepole sags to the breaking point.

It furthers one to have somewhere to go.



The lake rises above the trees:

The image of Preponderance of the Great.

Thus the superior man, when he stands alone,

Is unconcerned,

And if he has to renounce the world,

He is undaunted.

6. One must go through the water. It goes over one's head. Misfortune. No blame.

5. A withered poplar puts forth flowers. An older woman takes a husband. No blame. No praise.

4. The ridgepole is braced. Good fortune. If there are ulterior motives, it is humiliating.

3. The ridgepole sags to the breaking point. Misfortune.

2. A dry poplar sprouts at the root. An older man takes a young wife. Everything furthers.

1. To spread white rushes underneath. No blame.