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    7. Shih / The Army

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    --- --- above K'un The Receptive, Earth

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    ------- below K'an The Abysmal, Water

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The Judgement

    The Army. The army needs perseverance

    And a strong man.

    Good fortune without blame.

The Image

    In the middle of the earth is water:

    The image of The Army.

    Thus the superior man increases his masses

    By generosity toward the people.

The Lines

    Six at the beginning means:

    An army must set forth in proper order.

    If the order is not good, misfortune threatens.

    () Nine in the second place means:

    In the midst of the army.

    Good fortune. No blame.

    The king bestows a triple decoration.

    Six in the third place means:

    Perchance the army carries corpses in the wagon.


    Six in the fourth place means:

    The army retreats. No blame.

    () Six in the fifth place means:

    There is game in the field.

    It furthers one to catch it.

    Without blame.

    Let the eldest lead the army.

    The younger transports corpses;

    Then perseverance brings misfortune.

    Six at the top means:

    The great prince issues commands,

    Founds states, vests families with fiefs.

    Inferior people should not be employed.


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