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46) Sheng: Rising


  • C: Tree grows on the earth, rising; superior people follow virtue, building on the small to attain greatness.

  • L: Rising is greatly developmental; it calls for seeing a great person, so there will be no grief.  An expedition south brings good fortune.

  • E: Climbing from the depths to the heights; carefully observing the developmental process.



1 Yin:

  • L: Truly rising is very auspicious.

  • E: When one’s will is strong to keep an open mind, one can rise by being flexible and following the strong.

2 Yang:

  • L: When sincere it is beneficial to perform the spring ceremony. No blame.

  • E: Respecting the firing process with sincerity is rising by being strong and applying flexibility.

3 Yang:

  • L: Rising is an empty domain.

  • E: This is rising without knowledge to seek a teacher.

4 Yin:

  • L: The king makes an offering on the mountain; this is auspicious and blameless.

  • E: When one advances appropriately to the time, this is rising that is auspicious and blameless.

5 Yin:

  • L: Rectitude brings good fortune. Climbing stairs.

  • E: Emptying the human mind and seeking the mind of Tao, is restoring the original virtue that was always there. This is rising by flexibly opening the mind.

6 Yin:

  • L: Rising in the dark. Benefit lies in unceasing rectitude.

  • E: This is rising of one who is weak but returns to rectitude by seeking instruction.