Inner Truth
Upper Trigram:Sun, Gentle Penetration, Mildness, Wind, Wood
Lower Trigram:Tui, Joy, a Lake
Governing Ruler:Nine in the fifth place
Constitutional Rulers:Six in the third place
Six in the fourth place

The Image
The wind moving above the lake: the image of Chung Fu. The superior man, in accordance with this, deliberates about cases of ligitation, and delays the infliction of death.

Miscellaneous Signs
Sincere is Chung Fu; exceeding Hsiao Kuo.

The Judgement
Chung Fu moves even pigs and fish, and leads to good fortune. There will be advantage in crossing the great stream. There will be advantage also in being firm and correct.

'In Chung Fu we have the two weak lines in the innermost part of the hexagram, and strong lines occupying the central places in the trigrams. We have also joyful satisfaction directing flexible penetration. Sincerity thus symbolised will transform a country.
'Pigs and fish are moved, and there will be good fortune': sincerity reaches to and affects even fish and pigs.
'It will be advantageous to cross the great stream': we see in the trigrams one riding a wooden boat. In Chung Fu it is said that 'there will be advantage in being firm and correct': in that virtue indeed we have the response of man to heaven.

The Lines and commentaries
Bottom nine
Showing its subject resting in himself. There will be good fortune. If he were to shelter hidden motives, he would not find rest.
'He is resting in himself. There will be good fortune': no change has yet come over his purpose.
Nine in the second place
Showing its subject like the crane crying out in her hidden retirement, and her young ones responding to her. Or as if he were saying 'I have a cup of good spirits', and the response were 'I will partake of it with you'.
'Her young ones respond to her': from the common wish of the inmost heart.
Six in the third place
Showing its subject having met with his mate (his correlate in the sixth place). Now he beats his drum, and now he leaves off. Now he weeps, and now he sings.
'Now he beats his drum, now he leaves off': his position is not appropriate to him.
Six in the fourth place
Showing its subject like the moon, nearly full, or like a horse in a chariot, whose fellow disappears. There will be no error.
'A horse, the fellow of which disappears': he breaks from his former companions (his correlate in the bottom place), and moves upwards.
Nine in the fifth place
Showing its subject perfectly sincere, and linking others to him in closest union. There will be no error.
'He is perfectly sincere, and linking others to him in closest union': The place is correct and appropriate.
Top-most nine
Chanticleer trying to mount to heaven. Even with firm correctness there will be evil.
'Chanticleer tries to mount to heaven': but how can such an effort continue long?

1. Ch'ien
Creative Principle

2. K'un
Passive Principle

3. Chun
Initial Difficulties

4. Meng
Youthful Inexperience

5. Hsü

6. Sung

7. Shih
The Army

8. Pi
Seeking Unity

9. Hsiao Ch'u
Minor Restraint

10. Lü
Treading carefully

11. T'ai

12. P'i

13. T'ung Jen

14. Ta Yu
Great Possessions

15. Ch'ien

16. Yü

17. Sui

18. Ku
Arresting Decay

19. Lin

20. Kuan

21. Shih Ho
Biting through

22. Pi

23. Po

24. Fu
The Turning Point

25. Wu Wang

26. Ta Ch'u
Restraining Force

27. I

28. Ta Kuo

29. K'an
The Abyss

30. Li
Clinging Brightness

31. Hsieh

32. Heng

33. Tun

34. Ta Chuang
Strength of Greatness

35. Chin

36. Ming I
Sinking Light

37. Chia Jen
The Family

38. K'uei

39. Chien

40. Hsieh

41. Sun

42. I

43. Kuai

44. Kou
Coming on

45. Ts'ui

46. Sheng
Moving upward

47. K'un

48. Ching
The Well

49. Ko

50. Ting
The Cauldron

51. Chen

52. Ken

53. Chien
Gradual Progress

54. Kuei Mei
Marriageable Maiden

55. Feng

56. Lü
The Wanderer

57. Sun
Gentle Penetration

58. Tui

59. Huan

60. Chien

61. Cung Fu
Inner Truth

62. Hsiao Kuo
Small Excess

63. Chi Chi
Completion and After

64. Wei Chi
Before Completion