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  • 11. T'ai / Peace

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    --- --- above K'un The Receptive, Earth
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    ------- below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven

    The Judgement

    Peace. The small departs,
    The great approaches.
    Good fortune. Success.

    The Image

    Heaven and earth unite: the image of Peace.
    Thus the ruler
    Divides and completes the course of heaven and earth;
    He furthers and regulates the gifts of heaven and earth,
    And so aids the people.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    When ribbon grass is pulled up, the sod comes with it.
    Each according to his kind.
    Undertakings bring good fortune.
    Change in the second place means:
    Bearing with the uncultured in gentleness,
    Fording the river with resolution,
    Not neglecting what is distant,
    Not regarding one's companions:
    Thus one may manage to walk in the middle.
    Change in the third place means:
    No plain not followed by a slope.
    No going not followed by a return.
    He who remains persevering in danger
    Is without blame.
    Do not complain about this truth;
    Enjoy the good fortune you still possess.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    He flutters down, not boasting of his wealth,
    Together with his neighbor,
    Guileless and sincere.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    The sovereign I
    Gives his daughter in marriage.
    This brings blessing
    And supreme good fortune.
    Change at the top means:
    The wall falls back into the moat.
    Use no army now.
    Make your commands known within your own town.
    Perseverance brings humiliation.

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