Sublimity

I Ching

THE CREATIVE is strong.
THE CREATIVE works sublime success.
Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all Heaven.
The clouds pass and the rain does its work, and all individual beings flow into their forms.
Because the Holy Man is clear as to the end and the beginning, as to the way in which each of the six stages completes itself in its own time, he mounts on them towards Heaven as though on six dragons.
The Way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
The Sage towers high above the multitude of beings, and all lands are united in peace.

THE RECEPTIVE brings about sublime success.
Perfect indeed is the sublimity of the Receptive. All beings owe their birth to it, because it receives the heavenly with devotion.
The Receptive in its riches carries all things. Its nature is harmony with the boundless. It embraces everything in its breadth and illumines everything in its greatness. Through it, all individual beings attain success.
A mare belongs to the creatures of the earth; she roams the earth without bound. Yielding, devoted, furthering through perseverance: thus the Superior Man has a direction for his way of life.