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《旅 - Lu》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 旅:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) a mountain and above it that for fire form Lu. The superior man, in accordance with this, exerts his wisdom and caution in the use of punishments and not allowing litigations to continue.

2 旅:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The stranger is mean and meanly occupied:' - his aim is become of the lowest character, and calamity will ensue.

3 旅:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He is provided with good and trusty servants:' - he will in the end have nothing of which to complain.

4 旅:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The stranger burns his lodging-house:' - and he himself also suffers hurt thereby. When, as a stranger, he treats those below him (as the line indicates), the right relation between him and them is lost.

5 旅:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The stranger is in a resting-place:' - but he has not got his proper position. 'He has the means of livelihood, and the axe:' - but his mind is not at ease.

6 旅:
Xiang Zhuan:
'In the end he will obtain praise and a (high) charge:' - he has reached a high place.

7 旅:
Xiang Zhuan:
'Considering that the stranger is here at the very height (of distinction),' with the spirit that possesses him, it is right he (should be emblemed by a bird) burning (its nest). 'He loses his ox(-like docility) too readily and easily:' - to the end he would not listen to (the truth about the course to be pursued).

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