The Power of the Great



The Power of the Great. Perseverance furthers.


Thunder in heaven above:

The image of the Power of the Great.

Thus the superior man does not tread upon paths

That do not accord with established order.

6. A goat butts against a hedge. It cannot go backward, it cannot go forward. Nothing serves to further. If one notes the difficulty, this brings good fortune.

5. Loses the goat with ease. No remorse.

4. Perseverance brings good fortune. Remorse disappears. The hedge opens; there is no entanglement. Power depends upon the axle of a big cart.

3. The inferior man works through power. The superior man does not act thus. To continue is dangerous. A goat butts against a hedge And gets its horns entangled.

2. Perseverance brings good fortune.

1. Power in the toes. Continuing brings misfortune. This is certainly true.