Thunder And Lightning: The Image Of Biting Through.
Thunder and lightning:
The image of Biting Through.
Thus the kings of former times made firm the laws
Through clearly defined penalties.
Thunder within the earth: The image of The Turning Point.
Thus the kings of antiquity closed the passes At the time of solstice....
Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of Enthusiasm.
Thus the ancient kings made music In order to honor merit, And offered it with splendor To the Supreme Deity, Inviting their ancestors to be present....
Thunder and wind: the image of Duration. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change his direction.
Both thunder and lightning come: The image of Abundance.
Thus the superior man decides lawsuits And carries out punishments....
They say that marriages are made in heaven - but so are thunder and lightning.
Some marriages are made in heaven -- but so are thunder and lightning.
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....
Biting Through has success. It is favorable to let justice be administered.
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....