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《屯 - Zhun》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 屯:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) clouds and (that representing) thunder form Zhun. The superior man, in accordance with this, (adjusts his measures of government) as in sorting the threads of the warp and woof.

2 屯:
Xiang Zhuan:
Although 'there is a difficulty in advancing,' the mind (of the subject of the line) is set on doing what is correct. While noble, he humbles himself to the mean, and grandly gains the people.

3 屯:
Xiang Zhuan:
The difficulty (to the subject of) the second six, (divided), arises from, its place over the undivided line below it. 'The union and children after ten years' shows things resuming their regular course.

4 屯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'One pursues the deer without the (guidance of the) forester:' - (he does so) in (his eagerness to) follow the game. 'The superior man gives up the chase, (knowing that) if he go forward he will regret it:' - he would be reduced to extremity.

5 屯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'Going forward after such a search (for a helper)' shows intelligence.

6 屯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'Difficulty is experienced (by the subject of the fifth line) in bestowing his rich favours:' - the extent to which they reach will not yet be conspicuous.

7 屯:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He weeps tears of blood in streams:' - how can the state (thus emblemed) continue long?

URN: ctp:book-of-changes/zhun2