39. Chien - Obstruction -- -- ----- above K'an The Abysmal, Water -- -- ----- -- -- below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain -- -- 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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