Difficulty at the Beginning


Difficulty at the Beginning works supreme success,

Furthering through perseverance.

Nothing should be undertaken.

It furthers one to appoint helpers.


Clouds and thunder:

The image of Difficulty at the Beginning.

Thus the superior man

Brings order out of confusion.

6. Horse and wagon part. Bloody tears flow.

5. Difficulties in blessing. A little perseverance brings good fortune. Great perseverance brings misfortune.

4. Horse and wagon part. Strive for union. To go brings good fortune. Everything acts to further.

3. Whoever hunts deer without the forester Only loses his way in the forest. The superior man understands the signs of the time And prefers to desist. To go on brings humiliation.

2. Difficulties pile up. Horse and wagon part. He is not a robber; He wants to woo when the time comes. The maiden is chaste, She does not pledge herself. Ten years(emthen she pledges herself.

1. Hesitation and hindrance. It furthers one to remain persevering. It furthers one to appoint helpers.