Providing-For (16)


The Judgement

ENTHUSIASM.  It furthers one to install helpers
And to set armies marching.

The Image

Thunder comes resounding out of the earth:
The image of ENTHUSIASM.
Thus the ancient kings made music
In order to honor merit,
And offered it with splendor
To the Supreme Deity,
Inviting their ancestors to be present.

Line Poems

  • 6 - Deluded enthusiasm. But if after completion one changes, There is no blame.
  • 5 - Persistently ill, and still does not die.
  • 4 - The source of enthusiasm. He achieves great things. Doubt not. You gather friends around you As a hair clasp gathers the hair.
  • 3 - Enthusiasm that looks upward creates remorse. Hesitation brings remorse.
  • 2 - Firm as a rock.  Not a whole day. Perseverance brings good fortune.
  • 1 - Enthusiasm that expresses itself Brings misfortune.


The strong line in the fourth place, that of the leading official, meets with response and obedience from all the other lines, which are all weak. 
The attribute of the upper trigram, Chên, is movement; the attributes of K’un, the lower, are obedience and devotion. 
This begins a movement that meets with devotion and therefore inspires enthusiasm, carrying all with it. 
Of great importance, furthermore, is the law of movement along the line of least resistance, which in this hexagram is enunciated as the law for natural events and for human life.
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