3. 水雷屯 Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning

屯:元,亨,利,貞,勿用,有攸往,利建侯。
彖曰:屯,剛柔始交而難生,動乎險中,大亨貞。雷
雨之動滿盈,天造草 昧,宜建侯而不寧。


象曰:云,雷,屯﹔君子以經綸。





初九:磐桓﹔利居貞,利建侯。
象曰:雖磐桓,志行正也。以貴下賤,大得民也。

六二:屯如邅如,乘馬班如。匪寇婚媾,女子貞不
字,十年乃字。
象曰:六二之難,乘剛也。十年乃字,反常也。


六三:既鹿無虞,惟入于林中,君子几不如舍,往
吝。
象曰:既鹿無虞,以縱禽也。君子舍之,往吝窮也。

六四:乘馬班如,求婚媾,無不利。
象曰:求而往,明也。


九五:屯其膏,小貞吉,大貞凶。
象曰:屯其膏,施未光也。

上六:乘馬班如,泣血漣如。
象曰:泣血漣如,何可長也。
The Judgement
Difficulty at the Beginning works supreme
success, Furthering through perseverance.
Nothing should be undertaken. It furthers one
to appoint helpers.

The Image
Clouds and thunder:
The image of Difficulty at the Beginning. Thus
the superior man Brings order out of confusion.

The Lines

Hesitation and hindrance.
It furthers one to remain persevering.
It furthers one to appoint helpers.

Difficulties pile up. Horse and wagon part. He
is not a robber; He wants to woo when the time
comes. The maiden is chaste, She does not
pledge herself. Ten years-then she pledges
herself.

Whoever hunts deer without the forester
Only loses his way in the forest.
The superior man understands the signs of
the time And prefers to desist.
To go on brings humiliation.

Horse and wagon part. Strive for union.
To go brings good fortune.
Everything acts to further.

Difficulties in blessing.
A little perseverance brings good fortune.
Great perseverance brings misfortune.

Horse and wagon part.
Bloody tears flow.
坎上  above K'an The Abysmal, Water
震下  below Chen The Arousing, Thunder