That Which Is Bright Rises Twice: The Image Of Fire.
That which is bright rises twice:
The image of Fire.
Thus the great man, by perpetuating this brightness,
Illumines the four quarters of the world.
The sun rises over the earth: The image of Progress.
Thus the superior man himself Brightens his bright virtue...
The lake rises above the trees: The image of Preponderance of the Great.
Thus the superior man, when he stands alone, Is unconcerned, And if he has to renounce the world, He is undaunted....
Under heaven, wind: The image of Coming to Meet. Thus does the prince act when disseminating his commands And proclaiming them to the four quarters of heaven.
Above fire; below, the lake: The image of Opposition.
Thus amid all fellowship The superior man retains his individuality....
Water over fire: the image of the condition In After Completion.
Thus the superior man Takes thoughts of misfortune And arms himself against it in advance....
Wind comes forth from fire: The image of The Family.
Thus the superior man has substance in his words And duration in his way of life....
Thunder in heaven above: The image of The Power of the Great.
Thus the superior man does not tread upon paths That do not accord with established order....
Within the earth, a mountain: The image of Modesty.
Thus the superior man reduces that which is too much, And augments that which is too little....
The light has sunk into the earth: The image of Darkening of the Light.
Thus does the superior man live with the great mass: He veils his light, yet still shines....