1 – KHIEN

Lingam of Lingam

Khien


KHIEN Originating from the term, piercing
advantageous, right and firm.


The dragon lurks: it is no time to act.
The dragon's in the field: now make thy pact.
Be active, watchful, using care and tact.
The dragon leaps; a bursting cataract.
The dragon ploughs the sky with pace exact.
Exceed not, dragon; Lest thy force react.

(If all this heavenly hosts of dragons lacked
their heads, good fortune would become a fact.)

2 – THE KHWAN HEXAGRAM

Yoni of Yoni

Khwan


KHWAN: Great, originating, right and fair,
piercing and helpful, firm as in the mare.
If the true man should move, his feet will stray;
for him to follow is his proper way.


Hoar-frost! The strong one cometh by and by.
Straight, square and great, advantage springs to aye.
Maintain, but boast not virtue's majesty.
Here is a sack made safe by skillful tie.
Behold the yellow skirt; ill fortune fly.
Dragons at war: Gold, blood and porphyry.


(Correct and firm the conduct, thou shalt spy
good fortune from the sky.)

3 – THE CHUN HEXAGRAM

Moon of Fire

Chun


CHUN; Firm, correct; great progress this evinces
and vantage from appointing feudal princes.


Hard mere advance, maintain thy place correct.
Distress, retreat; fear not, a friend is nigh.
Lost in the wood, seek not a deer to espy.
Retreating, seek thy mate; with him, aim high.
Dispense rich favors as thy friends expect.
Thine house bolt; bleed tears of agony!

4 – THE MANG HEXAGRAM

Earth of Moon

Mang


MANG: Inexperience; let them see the sage.
One gains his smile; twice will excite his rage.


Correct him once to free; twice? Let him go!
Treat fools and women kindly, they've their uses.
Wed not loose women, only that they know.
Chains bind the ignorant, and sorrows flow.
Yet - the great fool! Simplicity's good glow!
Protect the ignorant from all abuses!

5 – THE HSU HEXAGRAM

Moon of Lingam

Hsu


HSU: Patience; be sincere; success will gleam
Firmness brings fortune, thou mayest cross the stream.


Wait, constant, in the border of the land.
Wait, slandered, by the mountain torrents sand.
Ah! Shun its mud, or mischief is at hand.
Still wait, midst blood. Forth from cavern hie!
Still wait, at festival - Oh firmly stand.
Three guests come helping; greet them courteously.

6 – THE SUNG HEXAGRAM

Lingam of Moon

Sung


SUNG: Strife: be cautious; seek not the extreme.
Seek help from friends, and do not cross the stream.


Perpetuate not strife, though slandered thou.
O'ermatched, retire, concealment be thy friend!
Maintain thy place, but claim no glory now.
O'ermatched, the study of heaven's law perpend.
Now with great fortune on thy side contend!
Victorious, the fruit's bitter in the end.

7 – THE SZE HEXAGRAM

Yoni of Moon

Sze


SZE: Armies; all depends upon the sage,
His ripe experience, and his wisdom's age.


Mark well the rules of martial strategy.
Chief of the host, thy king confers the post.
Divided counsel - inefficiency!
Retreat is not an error if need be.
Seek and destroy bad faith and mutiny!
But find good men for posts of dignity.

8 – THE PI HEXAGRAM

Moon of Yoni

Pi


PI: Union. First examine, art thou right?
Then the restless join thee; woe the laggard's plight.


Sincerity of union is the key;
From inward mind comes forth true unity.
Unite not with unworth's iniquity!
There's one beyond thyself that yearns for thee.
Base well thy tower upon the people's power.
Thy first step missed? Disaster shalt thou see.

 

 

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