62. 雷山小過 Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small
Preponderance of the Small. Success.
Perseverance furthers. Small things may be
done; great things should not be done.
The flying bird brings the message:
It is not well to strive upward, It is well to
remain below. Great good fortune.
Thunder on the mountain:
The image of Preponderance of the Small.
Thus in his conduct the superior man gives
preponderance to reverence. In bereavement
he gives preponderance to grief. In his
expenditures he gives preponderance to thrift.
The bird meets with misfortune through flying.
She passes by her ancestor
And meets her ancestress.
He does not reach his prince
And meets the official.
If one is not extremely careful,
Somebody may come up from behind and
strike him. Misfortune.
No blame. He meets him without passing by.
Going brings danger. One must be on guard.
Do not act. Be constantly persevering.
Dense clouds, No rain from our western
territory. The prince shoots and hits him who is
in the cave.
He passes him by, not meeting him.
The flying bird leaves him. Misfortune.
This means bad luck and injury.
震上 above Chen The Arousing, Thunder
艮下 below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain