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  • 56. Lu / The Wanderer

    --- --- above Li The Clinging, Flame
    --- --- below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
    --- ---

    The Judgement

    The Wanderer. Success through smallness.
    Perseverance brings good fortune
    To the wanderer.

    The Image

    Fire on the mountain:
    The image of The Wanderer.
    Thus the superior man
    Is clear-minded and cautious
    In imposing penalties,
    And protracts no lawsuits.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    If the wanderer busies himself with trivial things,
    He draws down misfortune upon himself.
    Change in the second place means:
    The wanderer comes to and inn.
    He has his property with him.
    He wins the steadfastness of a young servant.
    Change in the third place means:
    The wanderer's inn burns down.
    He loses the steadfastness of his young servant.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    The wanderer rests in a shelter.
    He obtains his property and an ax.
    My heart is not glad.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    He shoots a pheasant.
    It drops with the first arrow.
    In the end this brings both praise and office.
    Change at the top means:
    The bird's nest burns up.
    The wanderer laughs at first,
    Then must needs lament and weep.
    Through carelessness he loses his cow.

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