Hexagram Number 61 Keyword(s):Inner Truth
Symbolic of: inner truth
THE KUNG F� HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Kung F� (moves even)
pigs and fish, and leads to good fortune. There will be advantage in
crossing the great stream. There will be advantage in being firm and
Explanation of the separate lines
I. The first NINE, undivided, shows its subject
resting (in himself). There will be good fortune. If he sought to
any other, he would not find rest.
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows its subject
(like) the crane crying out in her hidden retirement, and her young
ones responding to her. (It is as if it were said), 'I have a cup of
good spirits,' (and the response were), 'I will partake of it with
3. The third SIX, divided, shows its subject
having met with his mate. Now he beats his drum, and now he leaves
off. Now he weeps, and now he sings.
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject
(like) the moon nearly full, and (like) a horse (in a chariot) whose
fellow disappears. There will be no error.
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows its subject
perfectly sincere, and linking (others) to him in closest union.
There will be no error.
6. The topmost NINE, undivided, shows its subject
in chanticleer (trying to) mount to heaven. Even with firm
correctness there will be evil.