13. T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men
above Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
below Li The Clinging, Flame
Fellowship with Men in the open.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
The perseverance of the superior man furthers.
Heaven together with fire:
The image of Fellowship with Men.
Thus the superior man organizes the clans
And makes distinctions between things.
Change at the beginning means:
Fellowship with men at the gate.
Change in the second place means:
Fellowship with men in the clan.
Change in the third place means:
He hides weapons in the thicket;
He climbs the high hill in front of it.
For three years he does not rise up.
Change in the fourth place means:
He climbs up on his wall; he cannot attack.
Change in the fifth place means:
Men bound in fellowship first weep and lament,
But afterward they laugh.
After great struggles they succeed in meeting.
Change at the top means:
Fellowship with men in the meadow.