Shockwave (51)


The Judgement

SHOCK brings success.
Shock comes—oh, oh!
Laughing words—ha, ha!
The shock terrifies for a hundred miles,
And he does not let fall the sacrificial spoon and chalice.

The Image

Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK.
Thus in fear and trembling
The superior man sets his life in order
And examines himself.

Line Poems

  • 6 - Shock brings ruin and terrified gazing around. Going ahead brings misfortune. If it has not yet touched one’s own body But has reached one’s neighbor first, There is no blame. One’s comrades have something to talk about.
  • 5 - Shock goes hither and thither. Danger. However, nothing at all is lost. Yet there are things to be done.
  • 4 - Shock is mired.
  • 3 - Shock comes and makes one distraught. If shock spurs to action One remains free of misfortune.
  • 2 - Shock comes bringing danger. A hundred thousand times You lose your treasures And must climb the nine hills. Do not go in pursuit of them. After seven days you will get them back again.
  • 1 - Shock comes—oh, oh! Then follow laughing words—ha, ha! Good fortune.


The hexagram Chên represents the eldest son, who seizes rule with energy and power. 
A yang line develops below two yin lines and presses upward forcibly. 
This movement is so violent that it arouses terror. 
It is symbolized by thunder, which bursts forth from the earth and by its shock causes fear and trembling.
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