61 - Inner Truth

Contemporary Interpretation

61 - Inner Truth

Inhale. Exhale.
Follow your own rhythm.

Sigh deeply. Let go.
Center yourself, come into your own heart.
Connect to your own rhythm -
And then, out of this rhythm:
Let action grow.
All by itself.
Without active doing

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yang yin yin yang yang

Upper Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

2nd Core Character: Gen, Mountain

1st Core Character: Zhen, Thunder

Lower Trigram: Dui, Lake

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 61 - inner truth

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Dui, the Lake

First Change: Dui → Zhen, the Thunder

Second Change: Zhen → Gen, the Mountain

Third Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Upper Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation

The Interplay of Yin and Yang

Dem Weg des Dao folgen: Annäherung aus Westen

Changes and Impulses

Exemplary Experiences

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Classical Interpretation

Inner truth (61) signifies reliability.

The image

Wind over the lake: the image of inner truth. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases in order to delay executions.

The judgement

Inner truth. Pigs and fishes. Good fortune! It furthers one to cross the great water. Perseverance furthers. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations