Inner Truth/Faithfulness in the Center
C: There is wind above a lake,
with truthfulness between them; superior people consider judgments and postpone
L: Faithfulness in the center
is auspicious when it reaches pigs and fish. It is beneficial to cross great
rivers. It is beneficial to be correct.
E: Avoidance of both
obsession and negligence, seeking fulfillment by becoming empty.
L: Forethought leads to good
outcome. If there is something else, one is not at rest.
E: Having forethought
before afterthought means that faithfulness to the path requires care in the
calling crane is in the shade, its fledging joins it; I have a good cup, which I
will quaff with you.
E: This is faithfulness in
the hidden practice of inner refinement.
L: Finding enemies, sometimes
drumming, sometimes stopping, sometimes crying, sometimes singing.
E: Taking false practices
to be true practices turns faith into enmity.
L: With faithfulness that is
firm, there is no fault.
E: When faith in correct
strength and flexibility unifies essence, vitality and spirit into the golden
elixir, fate is dependent on free will and not on heaven.
L: The voice of a pheasant
reaches the skies; even if devoted, the outlook is bad.
E: When one indulges in
guesswork, unable to humble oneself to seek true principles from others, one
will advance and regress rapidly. This is faith that misuses intellect.