Hexagram 61 — Chung Fu, Inner Truth

61. Chung Fu - Inner Truth
Above (in front): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)
Below (behind): Tui - The Joyous (Lake)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

Inner Truth. Pigs and fishes.
Good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
Perseverance furthers.

The Image for the Current Situation

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

The Lines

Please remember: I Ching lines are counted upwards (starting at the bottom line)!

Top line:

Cockcrow penetrating to heaven.
Perseverance brings misfortune.

Fifth line:
He possesses truth, which links together.
No blame.

Fourth line:
The moon nearly at the full.
The team horse goes astray.
No blame.

Third line:
He finds a comrade.
Now he beats the drum, now he stops.
Now he sobs, now he sings.

Second line:
A crane is calling in the shade.
Its young answers it.
I have a good goblet.
I will share it with you.

Bottom line:
Being prepared brings good fortune.
If there are secret designs, it is disquieting.