Inner Truth (61)


The Judgement

INNER TRUTH.  Pigs and fishes.
Good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
Perseverance furthers.

The Image

Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH.
Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases
In order to delay executions.

Line Poems

  • 6 - Cockcrow penetrating to heaven. Perseverance brings misfortune.
  • 5 - He possesses truth, which links together. No blame.
  • 4 - The moon nearly at the full. The team horse goes astray. No blame.
  • 3 - He finds a comrade. Now he beats the drum, now he stops. Now he sobs, now he sings.
  • 2 - A crane calling in the shade. Its young answers it. I have a good goblet. I will share it with you.
  • 1 - Being prepared brings good fortune. If there are secret designs, it is disquieting.


The wind blows over the lake and stirs the surface of the water. 
Thus visible effects of the invisible manifest themselves. 
The hexagram consists of firm lines above and below, while it is open in the center. 
This indicates a heart free of prejudices and therefore open to truth. 
On the other hand, each of the two trigrams has a firm line in the middle; this indicates the force of inner truth in the influences they represent.

The attributes of the two trigrams are: above, gentleness, forbearance toward inferiors; below, joyousness in obeying superiors. 
Such conditions create the basis of a mutual confidence that makes achievements possible.

The character of fu (“truth”) is actually the picture of a bird’s foot over a fledgling. 
It suggests the idea of brooding. 
An egg is hollow. 
The light–giving power must work to quicken it from outside, but there must be a germ of life within, if life is to be awakened. 
Far–reaching speculations can be linked with these ideas.
Code Incarnate