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  • 13. T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men

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    ------- above Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
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    --- --- below Li The Clinging, Flame
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    The Judgement

    Fellowship with Men in the open.
    Success.
    It furthers one to cross the great water.
    The perseverance of the superior man furthers.

    The Image

    Heaven together with fire:
    The image of Fellowship with Men.
    Thus the superior man organizes the clans
    And makes distinctions between things.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    Fellowship with men at the gate.
    No blame.
    Change in the second place means:
    Fellowship with men in the clan.
    Humiliation.
    Change in the third place means:
    He hides weapons in the thicket;
    He climbs the high hill in front of it.
    For three years he does not rise up.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    He climbs up on his wall; he cannot attack.
    Good fortune.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Men bound in fellowship first weep and lament,
    But afterward the laugh.
    After great struggles they succeed in meeting.
    Change at the top means:
    Fellowship with men in the meadow.
    No remorse.

 
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