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《升 - Sheng》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 升:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) wood and that for the earth with the wood growing in the midst of it form Sheng. The superior man, in accordance with this, pays careful attention to his virtue, and accumulates the small developments of it till it is high and great.

2 升:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He is welcomed in his advance upwards, and there will be great good fortune:' - (the subjects of) the upper (trigram) are of the same mind with him.

3 升:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The sincerity of the subject of the second NINE, undivided,' affords occasion for joy.

4 升:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He advances upwards (as into) an empty city:' - he has no doubt or hesitation.

5 升:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The king employs him to prevent his offerings on mount Kh?:' - such a service (of spiritual Beings) is according to (their mind).

6 升:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He is firmly correct, and will therefore enjoy good fortune. He ascends the stairs (with all due ceremony):' - he grandly succeeds in his aim.

7 升:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He blindly advances upwards,' and is in the highest place: - but there is decay in store for him, and he will not (preserve) his riches.

URN: ctp:book-of-changes/sheng2