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《明夷 - Ming Yi》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 明夷:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) the earth and that for the bright (sun) entering within it form Ming Yi. The superior man, in accordance with this, conducts his management of men; - he shows his intelligence by keeping it obscured.

2 明夷:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The superior man (is revolving his) going away:' - (in such a case) he feels it right not to eat.

3 明夷:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The good fortune of (the subject of) the second SIX, divided,' is due to the proper fashion of his acting according to his circumstances.

4 明夷:
Xiang Zhuan:
With the aim represented by 'hunting in the south' a great achievement is accomplished.

5 明夷:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He has (just) entered into the left side of the belly (of the dark land):' - he is still able to carry out the idea in his (inner) mind.

6 明夷:
Xiang Zhuan:
'With the firm correctness of the count of K?,' his brightness could not be (quite) extinguished.

7 明夷:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He had at first ascended to (the top of) the sky:' - he might have enlightened the four quarters of the kingdom. 'His future shall be to go into the earth:' - he has failed to fulfil the model (of a ruler).

URN: ctp:book-of-changes/ming-yi2