25䷘无妄 Innocence Wú Wàng

☰天🌌 Heaven
☳雷⚡ Thunder

天下雷行,物與无妄; 先王以茂對時,育萬物。

Under heaven thunder rolls: all things attain the natural state of Innocence. Ancient rulers, rich in virtue & in harmony with the time, fostered & nourished all beings.

无妄: 元亨,利貞。 其匪正有眚,不利有攸往。

Innocence: Sublime success. It is beneficial to be correct. If not correct, there will be disaster. Not beneficial to go anywhere.

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无妄,行有眚, 无攸利。

Innocent action brings disaster. Best to not impose a direction on events.

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无妄之疾,勿藥有喜。

Unexpected illness, but best not to treat it: it will pass of itself.

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可貞,无咎。

Persistence leads to blamelessness.

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无妄之災,或繫之牛, 行人之得,邑人之災。

Undeserved misfortune. A tied-up cow is the wanderer’s gain; the farmer’s loss.

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不耕獲,不菑畬, 則利有攸往。

Do not count the harvest while planting, nor plow the field that lies at rest. Beneficial to undertake something.

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无妄,往吉。

Innocent actions bring good fortune.