Hexagram Number 11 Keyword(s):Peace
Symbolic of: rising above any problems
THE TH�I HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
In Th�i (we see) the little gone and the great
come. (It indicates that) there will be good fortune, with progress
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, suggests the idea of
grass pulled up, and bringing with it other stalks with whose roots
it is connected. Advance (on the part of its subject) will be
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows one who can
bear with the uncultivated, will cross the Ho without a boat, does
not forget the distant, and has no (selfish) friendships. Thus does
he prove himself acting in accordance with the course of the due
3. The third NINE, undivided, shows that, while
there is no state of peace that is not liable to be disturbed, and
no departure (of evil men) so that they shall not return, yet when
one is firm and correct, as he realises the distresses that may
arise, he will commit no error. There is no occasion for sadness at
the certainty (of such recurring changes); and in this mood the
happiness (of the present) may be (long) enjoyed.
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject
fluttering (down);--not relying on his own rich resources, but
calling in his neighbours. (They all come) not as having received
warning, but in the sincerity (of their hearts).
5. The fifth six, divided, reminds us of (king) T�-y�'s
(rule about the) marriage of his younger sister. By such a course
there is happiness and there will be great good fortune.
6. The sixth six, divided, shows us the city wall
returned into the moat. It is not the time to use the army. (The
subject of the line) may, indeed, announce his orders to the people
of his own city; but however correct and firm he may be, he will
have cause for regret.