In what is small, perseverance furthers.
Mountain under heaven: the image of Retreat.
Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a distance,
Not angrily but with reserve.
6. Cheerful retreat. Everything serves to further.
5. Friendly retreat. Perseverance brings good fortune.
4. Voluntary retreat brings good fortune to the superior man And downfall to the inferior man.
3. A halted retreat Is nerve-wracking and dangerous. To retain people as men- and maidservants Brings good fortune.
2. He holds him fast with yellow oxhide. No one can tear him loose.
1. At the tail in retreat. This is dangerous. One must not wish to undertake anything.