|Ta Chuan - Section 1 - Chapter VII|
Page 7 of 12Chapter VII - The effects of the Book of Change on people
VII - 1
The master said: 'Is not the I a perfect book? It was by the I that the sages exalted their virtue and enlarged their space of occupation. Their wisdom was high, and their rules of conduct were solid. That loftiness was after the pattern of heaven; that solidity after the pattern of earth'.
VII - 2
Heaven and earth having their positions as assigned to them, the changes take place between them. The nature of man, having been completed and being continually preserved, is the gate to Tao and righteousness.