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《大壯 - Da Zhuang》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 大壯:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) heaven and above it that for thunder form Da Zhuang. The superior man, in accordance with this, does not take a step which is not according to propriety.

2 大壯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He manifests his vigour in his toes:' - this will certainly lead to exhaustion.

3 大壯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The second NINE, (undivided), shows that with firm correctness there will be good fortune:' - this is due to its being in the centre, (and its subject exemplifying the due mean).

4 大壯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The small man uses all his strength; in the case of the superior man it is his rule not to do so.'

5 大壯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The fence is opened and the horns are not entangled:' - (the subject of the line) still advances.

6 大壯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He loses his ram and hardly perceives it:' - he is not in his appropriate place.

7 大壯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He is unable either to retreat or to advance:' - this is owing to his want of care. 'If he realise the difficulty (of his position), there will be good fortune:' - his error will not be prolonged.

URN: ctp:book-of-changes/da-zhuang2