By: James Byrd
A. Hexagram four-teen is called Da You, or Great Possessing. Various interpretations include Possession in Great Measure or The Great Possession. The lower trigram is Qian: force or heaven, and the upper trigram is Li: radiance or fire.
B. The Judgment1. Possession in Great Measure.
2. Supreme success.
C. The Image1. Fire in heaven above:
a) The image of Possession in Great Measure.
b) Thus the superior man curbs evil and furthers good,
And thereby obeys the benevolent will of heaven.
II. My interpretation
A. "Great Harvest"
With this hexagram, we see a person who has overtime acquired great possessions and that is due not so much to that person’s position in life, but also it should reflect his ability to champion virtuous acts performed by others, and suppressing other acts that are not so much virtuous.
Another thing to keep in check is to not let your possessions dictate the crucial decisions that must be made in your daily life. Remain detached from your possessions, there are things to be considered as utility or common happenstance by-products, meaning the possession must match the position that that person holds in life. Such be it, a king should have an indoor pool. Not so much for a common person.
The theme now is harvest, time to pick and save our accumulating products on our overloaded wagon. Although the farmer has an expansive spread, his focus is on one tree at a time. Be not the one who wants to match his neighbor in any aspect, even grains of sands are not, more or less equal.
If one is as he should be, as it relates to the sentiments stated above, others will take heed, and rally to his aide, like unto a gift from heaven.
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