15) Qian: Humility
C: There are mountains in the earth, modesty; superior people decrease the abundant and add to the scarce, assessing things and dealing impartially.
L: Humility is developmental. The superior person has a conclusion.
E: Inwardly firm, outwardly flexible, having personal attainment but not dwelling on it.
L: Humble about humility, the superior person thereby crosses great rivers. This is auspicious.
E: This is the humility of having the flexibility to lower oneself.
L: Expressing humility is upright and good.
E: When flexibility and receptivity are properly balanced, and one follows the capable for a lack of ability, this is the humility of flexibility following the strong.
L: Working with humility, the superior person has a conclusion. This bodes well.
E: This is the humility to do hard work continuously (being firm), advancing virtue and shrinking the awareness of struggle, to complete tasks.
L: Beneficial to all, extending humility.
E: Extending absolute humility in all situations, is the humility of flexibility benefiting all.
L: Not enriching oneself, one shares with the neighbors. It is beneficial to make an invasion, which will profit all.
E: When humility is unconcerned with sympathy or opposition, and is extended to friend and stranger alike, then it is beneficial everywhere. This is the humility of being noble and able to act with an open heart.
L: Trumpeting humility, it is profitable to use the army to conquer one's land.
E: This is the elevation of the self, concerned with the self but not with others. The humility of one in a high position is unable to lower oneself.