THE IMAGE.:


Above, fire; below. The lake.
The image of Opposition.
Thus amid all fellowship
The superior man retains his individuality.


The two elements, fire and water, never mingle but even when in contact retain their own natures. So the sutured man is never led into baseness or vulgarity through intercourse or community of interests with persons of another sort; regardless of all commingling, he will always preserve his individuality.