by James Byrd
A. Hexagram twenty-seven follows the notion of nourishment or swallowing. Additional variations are The Corners of the Mouth, Providing Nourishment, Jaws, Comfort, and Security. The lower trigram is Zhen: shake or thunder, and the upper trigram is Gen: bound or mountain.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
2. Pay heed to the providing of nourishment.
And to what a man seeks.
To fill his own mouth with.
B. The Image1. At the foot of the mountain, thunder.
a) The image of Providing Nourishment.
b) Thus the superior man is careful of his words.
c) And temperate in eating and drinking.
II. My interpretation
The storyline with this hexagram: we see one person observing what is being given as nourishment to another group of people. The queue is on correctly understanding why it is vital that one maintains close to perfect dietary commitments -- alongside that of one being able to control what comes out of the mouth as well. Do these things and good fortune will logically follow.
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