Dispersion (59)


The Judgement

The king approaches his temple.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
Perseverance furthers.

The Image

The wind drives over the water:
The image of DISPERSION.
Thus the kings of old sacrificed to the Lord
And built temples.

Line Poems

  • 6 - He dissolves his blood. Departing, keeping at a distance, going out, Is without blame.
  • 5 - His loud cries are as dissolving as sweat. Dissolution! A king abides without blame.
  • 4 - He dissolves his bond with his group. Supreme good fortune. Dispersion leads in turn to accumulation. This is something that ordinary men do not think of.
  • 3 - He dissolves his self.  No remorse.
  • 2 - At the dissolution He hurries to that which supports him. Remorse disappears.
  • 1 - He brings help with the strength of a horse. Good fortune.


Wind blowing over water disperses it, dissolving it into foam and mist. 
This suggests that when a man’s vital energy is dammed up within him (indicated as a danger by the attribute of the lower trigram), gentleness serves to break up and dissolve the blockage.
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