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《震 - Zhen》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 震:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) thunder, being repeated, forms Zhen. The superior man, in accordance with this, is fearful and apprehensive, cultivates (his virtue), and examines (his faults).

2 震:
Xiang Zhuan:
'When the (time of) movement comes, he will be found looking out with apprehension:' - that feeling of dread leads to happiness. 'He yet smiles and talks cheerfully:' - the issue (of his dread) is that he adopts (proper) laws (for his course).

3 震:
Xiang Zhuan:
'When the movement approaches, he is in a position of peril:' - (a weak line) is mounted on a strong (one).

4 震:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He is distraught amid the startling movements going on:' - (the third line) is in a position unsuitable to it.

5 震:
Xiang Zhuan:
'Amid the startling movements, he sinks supinely in the mud:' - the light in him has not yet been brilliantly developed.

6 震:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He goes and comes amid the startling movements, and (always) in peril:' - full of risk are his doings. 'What he has to do has to be done in his central position:' - far will he be from incurring any loss.

7 震:
Xiang Zhuan:
'Amid the startling movements he is in breathless dismay:' - he has not found out (the course of) the due mean. 'Though evil (threatens), he will not fall into error:' - he is afraid of being warned by his neighbours.

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