51 - Arousing

Contemporary Interpretation

51 - Arousing

Intuitive knowledge
for yet more determination

Clear determination
To disengage
From things
And give room
To intuitive knowledge:
For yet more

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yang yin yin yang

Upper Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

2nd Core Character: Kan, Water

1st Core Character: Gen, Mountain

Lower Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 51 - arousing

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

First Change: Zhen → Gen, the Mountain

Second Change: Gen → Kan, the Water

Third Change: Kan → Zhen, the Thunder

Upper Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

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

Arousing (51) signifies to start, to rise.

The image

Continuous thunder: the image of arousing. Thus in fear and trembling the the superior man makes his life right and examines himself.

The judgement

The arousing brings success. The arousing comes: Hu, Hu! Laughing words: Ha, Ha! The arousing terrifies for a hundred miles, yet he shall not let fall sacrificial spoon and chalice. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations