Chien - Obstruction


     39.  Chien - Obstruction

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          -----     above     K'an   The Abysmal, Water
          -- --
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          -- --     below     Kên    Keeping Still, Mountain
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     The Judgement

          Obstruction. The southwest furthers.
          The northeast does not further.
          It furthers one to see the great man.
          Perseverance brings good fortune.

     The Image

          Water on the mountain:
          The image of Obstruction.
          Thus the superior man turns his attention to himself
          And molds his character.

     The Lines

          Six at the beginning means:
          Going leads to obstructions,
          Coming meets with praise.

          Six in the second place means:
          The king's servant is beset by obstruction upon obstruction,
          But it is not his own fault.

          Nine in the third place means:
          Going leads to obstructions;
          Hence he comes back.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          Going leads to obstructions,
          Coming leads to union.

     ()   Nine in the fifth place means:
          In the midst of the greatest obstructions,
          Friends come.

          Six at the top means:
          Going leads to obstructions,
          Coming leads to great good fortune.
          It furthers one to see the great man.
    

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