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Moon of Decision, March 1992

44. Kou / Coming to Meet (Temptation)

Above: Ch’ien, The Creative, Heaven
Below: Sun, The Gentle, Wind  

Coming to meet.  The maiden is powerful.
One should not marry such a maiden.  

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.  

It must be checked with a brake of bronze.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
If one lets it take its course, one experiences misfortune.
Even a lean pig has it in him to rage around.  

He comes to meet with his horns.
No blame.    

43. Kuai / Break-Through (Resoluteness)

Above:  Tui, The Joyous, Lake
Below:  Ch’ien, The Creative, Heaven  

One must resolutely make the matter known
at the court of the king. 
It must be announced truthfully. Danger.
It is necessary to notify one’s own city.
It does not further to resort to arms.
It furthers one to undertake something.  

The image of break-through.
Thus the superior man
dispenses riches downward
and refrains from resting on his virtue.  

The creative works sublime success
furthering through perseverance.
The movement of heaven is full of power.
Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring.