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Hexagram 51 The Arousing (Shock, Thunder)
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Expression Zhèn gives the intimation of ease and development. When (the time of) movement (which it indicates) comes, (the subject of The Judgment) will be found looking out with apprehension, and yet smiling and talking cheerfully. When the movement (like a crash of thunder) terrifies all within a hundred lî, he will be (like the sincere worshipper) who is not (startled into) letting go his ladle and (cup of) sacrificial spirits.
Judgement Shock brings success. Shock comes-oh, oh! Laughing words-ha, ha! The shock terrifies for a hundred miles, And he does not let fall the sacrificial spoon and chalice.
Image Thunder repeated. Image of Shock. Thus in fear and trembling The superior man sets his life in order And examines himself.
      Expression: Shock brings ruin and terrified gazing around. Going ahead brings misfortune. If it has not yet touched one's own body but has reached one's neighbor first, there is no blame. One's comrades have something to talk about.
Image: 'Amid the startling movements he is in breathless dismay:'--he has not found out (the course of) the due mean. 'Though evil (threatens), he will not fall into error:'--he is afraid of being warned by his neighbours.
      Expression: Shock goes hither and thither. Danger. However, nothing at all is lost. Yet there are things to be done.
Image: 'He goes and comes amid the startling movements, and (always) in peril:'--full of risk are his doings. 'What he has to do has to be done in his central position:'--far will he be from incurring any loss.
  Expression: Shock is mired.
Image: 'Amid the startling movements, he sinks supinely in the mud:'--the light in him has not yet been brilliantly developed.
      Expression: Shock comes and makes one distraught. If shock spurs to action one remains free of misfortune.
Image: 'He is distraught amid the startling movements going on:'--(the third line) is in a position unsuitable to it.
      Expression: Shock comes bringing danger. A hundred thousand times you lose your treasures and must climb the nine hills. Do not go in pursuit of them. After seven days you will get them back.
Image: 'When the movement approaches, he is in a position of peril:'--(a weak line) is mounted on a strong (one).
  Expression: Shock comes-oh, oh! Then follow laughing words-ha, ha! Good fortune.
Image: 'When the (time of) movement comes, he will be found looking out with apprehension:'-- that feeling of dread leads to happiness. 'He yet smiles and talks cheerfully:'--the issue (of his dread) is that he adopts (proper) laws (for his course).