Mountain Under Heaven: The Image Of Retreat. Thus The Superior Man Keeps The Inferior Man At A Distance, Not Angrily But With Reserve.
Mountain under heaven: the image of Retreat.
Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a distance,
Not angrily but with reserve.
Voluntary retreat brings good fortune to the superior man And downfall to the inferior man.
A lake on the mountain: The image of Influence. Thus the superior man encourages people to approach him By his readiness to receive them.
At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of Decrease.
Thus the superior man controls his anger And restrains his instincts....
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....
On the mountain, a tree: The image of Development. Thus the superior man abides in dignity and virtue, In order to improve the mores.
The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of Decay.
Thus the superior man stirs up the people And strengthens their spirit....
Water on the mountain: The image of Obstruction. Thus the superior man turns his attention to himself And molds his character.
The wind drives across heaven: The image of The Taming Power of the Small.
Thus the superior man Refines the outward aspect of his nature....