Both Thunder And Lightning Come: The Image Of Abundance.
Both thunder and lightning come:
The image of Abundance.
Thus the superior man decides lawsuits
And carries out punishments.
Winds following one upon the other: The image of the Gently Penetrating.
Thus the superior man Spreads his commands abroad And carries out his undertakings....
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....
Thunder and rain set in: The image of Deliverance. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And forgives misdeeds.
Thunder and wind: the image of Duration. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change his direction.
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....
Thunder repeated: the image of Shock. Thus in fear and trembling The superior man sets his life in order And examines himself.
Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches it goal
The image of the Abysmal repeated. Thus the superior man walks in lasting virtue And carries on the business of teaching....