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26. Controlled Power
54. Careful Affection
45. Gathering Together
dà chù / ta ch'u
gèn / ken
ts'ui / cuì
Qián / Ch'ien
Perseverance furthers. Not eating at home brings good fortune. It furthers one to cross the great water.
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.
I am the master of my response.
Controlled Power symbolizes both restraint and the accumulation of virtue. What is restrained accumulates its strength and increases its volume to become a great reservoir of force. The Judgment teaches that if one is firm and correct in this endeavor he may then engage in public service and enjoy the king's grace.
The dynamic line in the highest place is line six who is above the ruler and has all of heaven in which to move. This, plus the power to suppress the strongest opposition, shows how he is supported by all that is correct.
Controlled Power is the hexagram of the true Sage.
"Heaven is the greatest of all things, and its being in the midst of a mountain gives us the idea of a very large accumulation. This is analogous to the labor of the superior man in learning, acquiring and remembering, to accumulate his virtue." Chu Hsi
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