I Ching 14 – Possession in Great Measure

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POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE.

Supreme success.

The two trigrams indicate that strength and clarity unite. Possessions great 
measure is determined by fate and accords with the time. How is it possible 
that the weak line has power to hold the strong lines fast and to possess 
them? It is done by virtue of unselfish modesty. The time is favorable—a 
time of strength within, clarity and culture without. Power is expressing itself 
in graceful and controlled way. This brings supreme success and wealth.

Fire in heaven above:
the image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE.
Thus the superior man curbs evil and furthers good,
And thereby obeys the benevolent will of heaven.

The sun in heaven above, shedding light over everything one earth, is the 
image of possession on a grand scale. But a possession of this sort must be 
administered properly. The sun brings both evil and good into the light of 
day. Man must combat and curb the evil, and must favor and promote the 
good. Only in this way does he fulfill the benevolent will of God, who desires 
only good and not evil.

from: http://deoxy.org/iching/14
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