30. Li / The Clinging, Fire

--- --- above Li The Clinging, Flame
--- --- below Li The Clinging, Flame

The Judgement

The Clinging. Perseverance furthers.
It brings success.
Care of the cow brings good fortune.

The Image

That which is bright rises twice:
The image of Fire.
Thus the great man, by perpetuating this brightness,
Illumines the four quarters of the world.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
The footprints run crisscross.
If one is seriously intent, no blame.

Change in the second place means:
Yellow light. Supreme good fortune.

Change in the third place means:
In the light of the setting sun,
Men either beat the pot and sing
Or loudly bewail the approach of old age.

Change in the fourth place means:
Its coming is sudden;
It flames up, dies down, is thrown away.

Change in the fifth place means:
Tears in floods, sighing and lamenting.
Good fortune.

Change at the top means:
The king uses him to march forth and chastise.
Then it is best to kill the leaders
And take captive the followers. No blame.

Re-Consult the I Ching

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