Sojourning (56)


The Judgement

The Wanderer.  Success through smallness.
Perseverance brings good fortune
To the Wanderer.

The Image

Fire on the mountain:
The image of THE WANDERER.
Thus the superior man
Is clear–minded and cautious
In imposing penalties,
And protracts no lawsuits.

Line Poems

  • 6 - The bird’s nest burns up. The wanderer laughs at first, Then must needs lament and weep. Through carelessness he loses his cow. Misfortune.
  • 5 - He shoots a pheasant. It drops with the first arrow. In the end this brings both praise and office.
  • 4 - The wanderer rests in a shelter. He obtains his property and an ax. My heart is not glad.
  • 3 - The wanderer’s inn burns down. He loses the steadfastness of his young servant. Danger.
  • 2 - The wanderer comes to an inn. He has his property with him. He wins the steadfastness of a young servant.
  • 1 - If the wanderer busies himself with trivial things, He draws down misfortune upon himself.


the mountain, Kên, stands still; above it fire, Li, flames up and does not tarry. 
Therefore the two trigrams do not stay together. 
Strange lands and separation are the wanderer’s lot.
Code Incarnate