Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's, Thomas Cleary's, Brian Arnold's and other translations of the I Ching
58 – Fifty-Eight Tui / Empowering
The joyous Lake spans on and on to the horizon: The Superior Person renews and expands his Spirit through heart-to-heart exchanges with others.
Success if you stay on course.
This is the sign of true companionship. The principals in this situation exchange energy, ideas and feelings, constantly invigorating and encouraging each other to new heights of Spiritual achievement and Self-discovery. This exchange is not for the glory of the Team, but for furthering the process of each individual’s ‘Te’, or pure potentiality.
Six in the third place means:
Arguing and negotiating to win love and joy. Self-defeat. Misfortune.
Coming joyousness. Misfortune.
‘The Romans of the Decadence’ – Thomas Couture, 1847
True joy must spring from within. But if one is empty within and wholly given over to the world, idle pleasures come streaming in from without. This is what many people welcome as diversion. Those who lack inner stability and therefore need amusement, will always find opportunity of indulgence. They attract external pleasures by the emptiness of their natures. Thus they lose themselves more and more, which of course has bad results.
63 – Sixty-Three Chi Chi / Aftermath
Boiling Water over open Flame, one might extinguish The other: The Superior Person takes a 360 degree view of the situation and prepares for any contingency.
Success in small matters if you stay on course. Early good fortune can end in disorder.
Victory at the expense of another is a merciless taskmaster. The precarious balance here is reflected in the lines of the hexagram: each of the yin lines rests upon a strong yang line — a seemingly perfect arrangement. But the scales will be tipped with the change of any one line. And there WILL be change. Tireless vigilance and an answer to every challenge — that is the uneasy Seat of Power occupied by the conqueror.