Great Invigorating: Great, Ta (T� KWANG)
Hexagram Number 34 Keyword(s):Great Power
Symbolic of: great wisdom
THE T� KWANG HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
T� Kwang indicates that (under the
conditions which it symbolises) it will be advantageous to be firm
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, shows its subject
manifesting his strength in his toes. But advance will lead to
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows that with
firm correctness there will be good fortune.
3. The third NINE, undivided, shows, in the case
of a small man, one using all his strength; and in the case of a
superior man, one whose rule is not to do so. Even with firm
correctness the position would be perilous. (The exercise of
strength in it might be compared to the case of) a ram butting
against a fence, and getting his horns entangled.
4. The fourth NINE, undivided, shows (a case in
which) firm correctness leads to good fortune, and occasion for
repentance disappears. (We see) the fence opened without the horns
being entangled. The strength is like that in the wheel-spokes of a
5. The fifth SIX, divided, shows one who loses his
ram(-like strength) in the ease of his position. (But) there will be
no occasion for repentance.
6. The sixth SIX, divided, shows (one who may be
compared to) the ram butting against the fence, and unable either to
retreat, or to advance as he would fain do. There will not be
advantage in any respect; but if he realise the difficulty (of his
position), there will be good fortune.