Wind Comes Forth From Fire: The Image Of The Family.
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 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....
Above fire; below, the lake: The image of Opposition.
Thus amid all fellowship The superior man retains his individuality....
There is no water in the lake: The image of Exhaustion.
Thus the superior man stakes his life On following his will....
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....
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....
Thunder repeated: the image of Shock. Thus in fear and trembling The superior man sets his life in order And examines himself.
At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of Decrease.
Thus the superior man controls his anger And restrains his instincts....