57) Sun: Wind
C: Wind following wind; superior people articulate directions and carry out tasks.
L: Wind is small but developmental. It is beneficial to have somewhere to go. It is beneficial to see a great person.
E: Progress by flexible obedience.
L: Advancing and retreating, it is beneficial to be steadfast like a soldier.
E: When weak and hesitant, retreating with advancement, one misses their claim to the universal Tao because of a lack of will power. However if one is obedient to the determination of seeking true teachers, weakness can borrow strength.
L: Obedient in the basement, frequently employing intermediaries, leads to good fortune, without blame.
E: It is auspicious to be humble, not becoming arrogant or oblivious. This is obedience of the strong who are able to yield to others.
L: Redundant obedience is humiliating.
E: Only conforming with those who agree but not with those who disagree, one receives humiliation. This is obedience of the strong unable to be flexible.
L: Regret vanishes. The yield of the field is of three grades.
E: When yielding has no strength to reach real attainment, there is regret. If one can correctly balance flexibility, regardless of accord or opposition, the golden elixir creates pure life, eliminating regret. This is the obedience of correctness when weak.
L: It is good to be correct; regret vanishes. There is all-around benefit. There is no beginning, but there is an end. The last three days of the lunar cycle and the first three days of the lunar cycle are auspicious.
E: Starting with an empty mind, and faithfully following teachers, one gains strength and eventually attains leadership. In leading, one conceals strength in order to work with others, completing attainment. This is obedience using both strength and flexibility to attain the crystallization of the golden elixir.
L: Obedient under the floor, one loses one’s resources; even if faithful, there is misfortune.
E: When one continues to yield to the lowly, without practicing firmness of principle, there will be misfortune. This is obedience in which yielding exceeds firmness.