43. 澤天夬 Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness)
Break-through. One must resolutely make the
matter known At the court of the king.
It must be announced truthfully. Danger.
It is necessary to notify one's own city.
It does not further to resort to arms.
It furthers one to undertake something.
The lake has risen up to heaven:
The image of Break-through. Thus the superior
man Dispenses riches downward
And refrains from resting on his virtue.
Mighty in the forward-striding toes.
When one goes and is not equal to the task,
One makes a mistake.
A cry of alarm.
Arms at evening and at night.
To be powerful in the cheekbones
Brings misfortune. The superior man is firmly
resolved. He walks alone and is caught in the
rain. He is bespattered, And people murmur
against him. No blame.
There is no skin on his thighs,
And walking comes hard.
If a man were to let himself be led like a sheep,
Remorse would disappear. But if these words
are heard They will not be believed.
In dealing with weeds, Firm resolution is
necessary. Walking in the middle
Remains free of blame.
In the end misfortune comes.
兌上 above Tui The Joyous, Lake
乾下 below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven