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《大過 - Da Guo》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 大過:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) trees hidden beneath that for the waters of a marsh forms Da Guo. The superior man, in accordance with this, stands up alone and has no fear, and keeps retired from the world without regret.

2 大過:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He places mats of the white m?o grass under things set on the ground:' - he feels his weakness and his being in the lowest place, (and uses extraordinary care).

3 大過:
Xiang Zhuan:
'An old husband and a young wife:' - such association is extraordinary.

4 大過:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The evil connected with the beam that is weak' arises from this, that no help can be given (to the condition thus represented).

5 大過:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The good fortune connected with the beam curving upwards' arises from this, that it does not bend towards what is below.

6 大過:
Xiang Zhuan:
'A decayed willow produces flowers:' - but how can this secure its long continuance? 'An old wife and a young husband:' - this also is a thing to be ashamed of.

7 大過:
Xiang Zhuan:
'Evil follows wading with (extraordinary) boldness (through the stream):' - but (the act) affords no ground for blame.

URN: ctp:book-of-changes/da-guo2