Thunder In Heaven Above: The Image Of The Power Of The Great.
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.
Thunder repeated: the image of Shock. Thus in fear and trembling The superior man sets his life in order And examines himself.
Thunder and wind: the image of Duration. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change his direction.
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....
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....
Both thunder and lightning come: The image of Abundance.
Thus the superior man decides lawsuits And carries out punishments....
Thunder and rain set in: The image of Deliverance. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And forgives misdeeds.
Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of Following.
Thus the superior man at nightfall Goes indoors for rest and recuperation....
Thunder over the lake: The image of The Marrying Maiden.
Thus the superior man Understands the transitory In the light of the eternity of the end....