I-Ching Hexagram 61 – Chung Fu – Inner Truth

Hexagram-61-Chung-FuThe trigram above – SUN – The Gentle, Wind
The trigram below – TUI – The Joyous, Lake

General: To have a deep influence on others you must have a thorough understanding of them.

Love: For your partner to trust you more deeply you must take the time to thoroughly understand them.

Business: Straightforward communication that is honest and sincere will benefit your business partnership immeasurably.

Personal: You need to cultivate a deep and compassionate understanding of the people affecting your life.

The wind blows over the lake and stirs the surface of the water. This visible effects of the invisible manifest themselves. The hexagram consists of firm lines above and below, while it is open in the center. This indicates a heart free of prejudices and therefore open to the truth. On the other hand, each of the two trigrams has a firm line in the middle; this indicates the force of inner truth in the influences they represent.

The attributes of the two trigrams are: above, gentleness, forbearance toward inferiors; below, joyousness in obeying superiors. Such conditions crete the basis of mutual confidence that makes achievements possible.

The character fu (“truth”) is actually the picture of a bird’s foot over a fledgling. it suggests the idea of brooding. An egg is hollow. The light-giving power must work to quicken it from outside, but there must be a germ of life within, if life is to be awakened. Far-reaching speculations can be linked with these ideas.

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