Creating~Continuing  

If you successfully wish to create new things, then it is important that you first have an insight into the origin, nature, and relation of things and that you realise that the creation process must be uninterrupted and without end. The uninterrupted creation process ensures that one thing is always followed by the next.

If you possess great qualities, but circumstances are such that their manifestation is hampered, then you have to postpone any action for the time being and wait until circumstances improve.

If you discover that someone possesses great qualities that up to then have remained hidden, then you should approach such a person on that basis, regardless of the position that person holds at that time, modest though it may be.

If you have great qualities and their recognition is gradually increasing, then you should not be distracted or unbalanced by it, but you should persevere with your current line of action with full force.

If you have reached such a level that continuing on the old trusted road is no longer possible and progress can only be made by taking the plunge, then it is not wrong to actually do so. It is important however, to make your choice in all freedom and to be convinced that it is the right choice.

If you possess great qualities and you are in a position where full justice is done to those qualities, then this will have a substantial influence, as many who are on the same wavelength will follow you.

If you have great qualities and you have achieved everything reasonably possible, then you should not bring things to a head, but relax a little and leave something to be desired. For when you have reached the summit, the only path left open is downhill.

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 Being open~Following  

If you successfully wish to achieve things, then it is necessary to accept guidance. This means that first of all you must be open to good ideas and, subsequently, on implementing them, be very attentive to, so be guided by, the circumstances. It is important however, that this dependent attitude is combined with strength which makes you determined as to standards and values and objective. Once things have been created, you should let them run their course in so far as possible and allow them to develop according to their nature.

If you are confronted with negative matters in their initial stages, then you should respond adequately without delay. For if these matters are left unattended, they will undoubtedly develop according to their own negative nature until the stage has been reached where they have become so strong that they are hard to cope with.

If you are unaffected and objective, act without ulterior motives from a positive inner urge, and allow things to develop according to their own nature, then that will have positive results.

If you have great qualities, then you should use them to turn things into a success rather than to try to get recognition. It is easier to achieve good results by staying at the background.

If circumstances are such that you invoke violent negative reactions, whatever you do, then it is not wrong to seek shelter. Voluntarily chosen isolation will prevent you from getting hurt.

If you hold a leading position, then modesty, correct behaviour, and observing the golden mean will be major contributions to success.

If you arrogantly defy the sources you draw on, then the results will be negative for all those involved.

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 Initial stage~Obstacle  

If you are confronted with chaos at the initial stage, then you should not act too soon. You should first ensure the help of others and gain an insight into the chaos through analysis. Subsequently, you can gradually put things right.

If you encounter problems with progress at the initial stage, then you should not force things. This is certainly a case where modesty and a helpful attitude are called for. That is the only way to win others over to your cause and to be sure to get the badly needed help.

If you are in trouble, then you must remain critical in accepting help, even if that help is offered with the best of intentions. By rejecting help that comes from the wrong side, you prevent unwanted commitments and you keep the door open for the right people.

If you are so eager that you act without guidance and without possessing the required insight yourself, then you will eventually get off the track. You should control your eagerness and give up these activities.

If you are in trouble, then it is not wrong to seek help. However, you do have to take care to approach the right people for that help.

If circumstances are such that you can only to a limited extent employ the possibilities of your leading position to promote the wellbeing of people, then you should not force things, continue to handle minor matters correctly, and not try to achieve outstanding results for the time being.

If circumstances are such that you are forced to stop and give up your plans, then you should not dwell on that but start new initiatives as soon as possible.

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 Extraordinary~Modest  

If you are in an exceptional situation, then you should not try to find the right measure in mediocrity, but in deviations of that, extreme or otherwise. For instance, in a situation where you can hardly cope, extreme modesty and fully refraining from major undertakings are called for. The more so, when you have created the situation yourself by not taking into account your own limitations.

If you feel a great urge to take action and you can no longer control yourself, so that you actually act despite the fact that the time is not right for it yet, then you will create many problems for yourself.

If you are in an exceptional situation, then it is not wrong to bypass others to get directly in touch with the leaders. It is important however, that you do this for professional reasons and out of loyalty to those you want to approach and not to rise to a higher level in a cunning manner.

If you are in an exceptional situation that demands precautions and you ignore opportunities to take these, out of overestimation of your own powers on the one hand and on the other hand out of neglect of seemingly minor dangers, then problems will be the result.

If circumstances make it difficult to continue on the course followed so far, then you should not try to force progress, as that may cause a premature end to the whole. You should control yourself and give up progress for now, be careful and inwardly hold on to your objective.

If you lead from a lonely top, then that will not lead to much good, particularly when you lack the necessary strength. As you cannot achieve much on your own, so without the contributions and cooperation of others, you should seek appropriate help. You will only find that when you adopt a modest attitude, bridge the gap with the others, and select on quality rather than on prestige.

If you want to go on and on, cannot control yourself and do not take you limitations into account, then you will eventually end up in an unfavourable situation which you cannot handle. Your arrogant, bossy nagging has caused you to loose all support, so that you are on your own.

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 Success~Extending  

If you eventually manage to bring a major undertaking to a successful end, then you should consolidate your achievement and, as the focus will now be on perfecting the achieved things, shift your attention from major to minor matters. That entails the risk that after some time progress stops and a standstill is reached. Because when you are close to perfection, the balance becomes unstable and relatively small things may cause complete disorder, you have to take precautions and remain careful and alert.

If, immediately after successful completion of a major undertaking, you lie back and do not embark upon new major undertakings, then you will prevent many problems, as in this situation an active attitude will cause much harm.

If success causes such a change in circumstances that it is no longer possible to continue in an acceptable manner, then you have to stay aloof and remain acting correctly. You should only continue when circumstances have changed so that it is again possible to continue in an acceptable manner.

If, after successful completion of a major undertaking and subsequent consolidation, you intend to display expansive activities and you want to absorb something that up to then has been independent, then you should realise that this will be a time-consuming, demanding and tiring activity. Therefore, you should only deploy people who have the qualities to cope with such a situation.

If, after successful completion of major undertaking, the time has come for consolidation, you have to remain alert for things that are not all right. As soon as these are found they should not be swept under the carpet but remedied and they have to be given the necessary attention because they may not be isolated events, but a sign of deficiency of the whole.

If, after achieving success, you go after great, uninspired show, then you will achieve less than the one who, though he possesses less means, does things with greater sincerity.

If, after a major effort, you are on the verge of successfully completing an undertaking, then you should not stop and look back at that moment. The diminishing of the attention for what is important at that moment causes a risk that you no longer react adequately and slip up, which may still cause the project to fail.

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 Disorder~Insight  

If, in times of disorder, you make an effort to eventually achieve order, then you should observe the golden mean and not imprudently apply force. You also have to know the nature of things, to know their natural place and, subsequently, take that into account.

If you take action in times of disorder without being able to oversee the situation and, consequently, without knowing what your actions may bring about, then that will cause problems.

If, in times of disorder, because you manage to control yourself, you do not move too fast to create order and in the meantime do not loose interest in your plans, then that will have positive results.

If, in times of disorder, you do not possess the strength to create order, then you should not take up that task. You should find a way to make a contribution that is not beyond your own strength.

If the time has come to tackle disorder and thus to create order, then your heart should be in it. If, subsequently, you manage to persist despite major and lasting efforts which may be required, then you will eventually reach success.

If, when creating order out of disorder, you do not use your clear insight only for yourself, but also to show others the way, then that will have positive results.

If you have managed to convert disorder almost completely into order, then it is not wrong to gain confidence from it, be happy with it and to express that. It is important to observe the right measure here, because otherwise there is a risk that the transition to order still fails due to overconfident behaviour.

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