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13 – Thirteen T’ung Jên / Social Mechanism
Heaven reflects the Flame of clarity: The Superior Person analyzes the various levels and working parts of the social structure, and uses them to advantage.
Success if you keep to your course. You may cross to the far shore.
This is a matter of Positioning — not only yourself, but others as well. There are niches to be filled, potentials to be realized, right livelihoods to be found. You are not building a new organization, but shoring up an existing infrastructure. It’s worth the effort, because it will provide union, community, and an ironclad alliance.
Six in the second place means:
The clan holds tightly, armed against outsiders. This inbreeds fear and cruelty, which can only give birth to strife and extinction. Fellowship with men in the clan. Humiliation.
Harvard Club – London’s top private club
There is danger here of formation of a separate faction on the basis of personal and egotistic interests. Such factions, which are exclusive and, instead of welcoming all men, must condemn one group in order to unite the others, originate from low motives and therefore lead in the course of time to humiliation.
14 – Fourteen Ta Yu / Great Treasures
The Fire of clarity illuminates the Heavens to those below: The Superior Person possesses great inner treasures — compassion, economy, and modesty. These treasures allow the benevolent will of Heaven to flow through him outward to curb evil and to further good.
You have become an instrument of Heaven’s will, offering a balance in the world around you. It is not swashbuckling prowess or uncanny talent that qualifies you for this office, but your simplest gifts — your modesty, your compassion, your economy. Because you can see clearly who most needs a miracle, Heaven’s bounty is being put at your disposal.