27. 山雷頤 I / The Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment)
The Corners of the Mouth. Perseverance
brings good fortune. Pay heed to the providing
of nourishment And to what a man seeks
To fill his own mouth with.
At the foot of the mountain, thunder:
The image of Providing Nourishment.
Thus the superior man is careful of his words
And temperate in eating and drinking.
You let your magic tortoise go,
And look at me with the corners of your mouth
Turning to the summit for nourishment,
Deviating from the path
To seek nourishment from the hill.
Continuing to do this brings misfortune.
Turning away from nourishment. Perseverance
brings misfortune. Do not act thus for ten years.
Nothing serves to further.
Turning to the summit For provision of
nourishment Brings good fortune.
Spying about with sharp eyes Like a tiger with
insatiable craving. No blame.
Turning away from the path.
To remain persevering brings good fortune.
One should not cross the great water.
The source of nourishment.
Awareness of danger brings good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
艮上 above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
震下 below Chen The Arousing, Thunder