5) Xu: Waiting
C: Clouds rise to heaven, waiting; superior people enjoy life.
L: In waiting there is sincerity and great development. It is good to be correct. It is beneficial to cross a great river.
E: Waiting for the proper timing in gathering primal energy, gradually restoring the primordial in the midst of the temporal.
L: Waiting on the outskirts, it is beneficial to employ constancy; then there is no fault.
E: Being firm yet humble, unaffected by fame and profit. Firm and steadfast waiting.
L: Waiting on the sand, there is some criticism, but it turns out well.
E: Firm waiting yet aware of the danger of presuming upon strength. Over assertiveness would require repentance.
L: Waiting in the mud, bringing on enemies.
E: Eager for achievement, strength rushes ahead at the improper time causing a postponement. This is firmly waiting but unaware of danger.
L: Waiting in blood. Leaving the cave.
E: Being weak and helpless while waiting in danger. The yielding, that has no virtue, follows the firm, with virtue, out of internal ignorance.
L: Waiting with food and wine, it is good to be correct.
E: One with inner control uses the artificial to cultivate the real. This is enjoying the way by soothing the mind and filling the belly. This is firm waiting that remains correctly balanced.
L: Entering a cave. Three people come, guests not in haste: respect them, and it will turn out well.
E: It is dangerous at the end of waiting amidst danger, if one is not appropriately refined. If one is properly refined (egoless) at the end of waiting, light will appear in the emptiness as spiritual illumination. Follow the light, and the golden elixir crystallizes to accomplish longevity.