46. 地風升 Shêng / Pushing Upward

升:元亨,用見大人,勿恤,南征吉。
彖曰:柔以時升,巽而順,剛中而應,是以大亨。用
見大人,勿恤﹔有慶也。 南征吉,志行也。



象曰:地中生木,升﹔君子以順德,積小以高大。





初六:允升,大吉。
象曰:允升大吉,上合志也。

九二:孚乃利用禴,無咎。
象曰:九二之孚,有喜也。

九三:升虛邑。
象曰:升虛邑,無所疑也。

六四:王用亨于岐山,吉無咎。
象曰:王用亨于岐山,順事也。

六五:貞吉,升階。
象曰:貞吉升階,大得志也。

上六:冥升,利于不息之貞。
象曰:冥升在上,消不富也。
The Judgement
Pushing Upward has supreme success.
One must see the great man. Fear not.
Departure toward the south
Brings good fortune.

The Image
Within the earth, wood grows:
The image of Pushing Upward.
Thus the superior man of devoted character
Heaps up small things
In order to achieve something high and great.

The Lines

Pushing upward that meets with confidence
Brings great good fortune.

If one is sincere,
It furthers one to bring even a small offering.
No blame.

One pushes upward into an empty city.


The king offers him Mount Ch'i.
Good fortune. No blame.

Perseverance brings good fortune.
One pushes upward by steps.


Pushing upward in darkness. It furthers one
To be unremittingly persevering.
坤上  above K'un The Receptive, Earth
巽下  below Sun The Gentle, Wind