T'ung Jên - Fellowship with Men
13. T'ung Jên - Fellowship with Men
----- above Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
-- -- below Li The Clinging, Flame
Fellowship with Men in the open.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
The perseverance of the superior man furthers.
Heaven together with fire:
The image of Fellowship with Men.
Thus the superior man organizes the clans
And makes distinctions between things.
Nine at the beginning means:
Fellowship with men at the gate.
() Six in the second place means:
Fellowship with men in the clan.
Nine in the third place means:
He hides weapons in the thicket;
He climbs the high hill in front of it.
For three years he does not rise up.
Nine in the fourth place means:
He climbs up on his wall; he cannot attack.
() Nine in the fifth place means:
Men bound in fellowship first weep and lament,
But afterward they laugh.
After great struggles they succeed in meeting.
Nine at the top means:
Fellowship with men in the meadow.