34. 雷天大壯 Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great

大壯:利貞。
彖曰:大壯,大者壯也。剛以動,故壯。大壯利貞﹔
大者正也。正大而天地之情可見矣!


象曰:雷在天上,大壯﹔君子以非禮勿履。





初九:壯于趾,征凶,有孚。
象曰:壯于趾,其孚窮也。

九二:貞吉。
象曰:九二貞吉,以中也。


九三:小人用壯,君子用罔,貞厲。羝羊觸藩,羸其
角。
象曰:小人用壯,君子罔也。


九四:貞吉悔亡,藩決不羸,壯于大輿之輹。
象曰:藩決不羸,尚往也。



六五:喪羊于易,無悔。
象曰:喪羊于易,位不當也。

上六:羝羊觸藩,不能退,不能遂,無攸利,艱則
吉。
象曰:不能退,不能遂,不祥也。艱則吉,咎不長
也。
The Judgement
The Power of the Great. Perseverance furthers.



The Image
Thunder in heaven above:
The image of the Power of the Great. Thus the
superior man does not tread upon paths
That do not accord with established order.


The Lines

Power in the toes.
Continuing brings misfortune.
This is certainly true.


Perseverance brings good fortune.


The inferior man works through power.
The superior man does not act thus.
To continue is dangerous.
A goat butts against a hedge
And gets its horns entangled.

Perseverance brings good fortune.
Remorse disappears.
The hedge opens; there is no entanglement.
Power depends upon the axle of a big cart.


Loses the goat with ease.
No remorse.


A goat butts against a hedge.
It cannot go backward, it cannot go forward.
Nothing serves to further.  If one notes the
difficulty, this brings good fortune.
震上  above Chen The Arousing, Thunder
乾下  below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven