The Sun Rises Over The Earth: The Image Of Progress.
The sun rises over the earth:
The image of Progress.
Thus the superior man himself
Brightens his bright virtue
Over the earth, the lake: The image of Gathering Together.
Thus the superior man renews his weapons In order to meet the unforeseen....
Water over Lake: the image of Limitation. Thus the superior man Creates numbers and measure, And examines the nature of virtue and correct conduct.
Water on the mountain: The image of Obstruction. Thus the superior man turns his attention to himself And molds his character.
Thunder repeated: the image of Shock. Thus in fear and trembling The superior man sets his life in order And examines himself.
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....
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....
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....
The earth above the lake: The image of Approach. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will to teach, And without limits In his tolerance and protection of the people.
On the mountain, a tree: The image of Development. Thus the superior man abides in dignity and virtue, In order to improve the mores.