Chien - Development (Gradual Progress)


     53.  Chien - Development (Gradual Progress)

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          -----     above     Sun    The Gentle, Wind
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          -- --     below     Kên    Keeping Still, Mountain
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     The Judgement

          Development. The maiden
          Is given in marriage.
          Good fortune.
          Perseverance furthers.

     The Image

          On the mountain, a tree:
          The image of Development.
          Thus the superior man abides in dignity and virtue,
          In order to improve the mores.

     The Lines

          Six at the beginning means:
          The wild goose gradually draws near the shore.
          The young son is in danger.
          There is talk. No blame.

     ()   Six in the second place means:
          The wild goose gradually draws near the cliff.
          Eating and drinking in peace and concord.
          Good fortune.

          Nine in the third place means:
          The wild goose gradually draws near the plateau.
          The man goes forth and does not return.
          The woman carries a child but does not bring it forth.
          Misfortune.
          It furthers one to fight off robbers.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          The wild goose gradually draws near the tree.
          Perhaps it will find a flat branch. No blame.

     ()   Nine in the fifth place means:
          The wild goose gradually draws near the summit.
          For three years the woman has no child.
          In the end nothing can hinder her.
          Good fortune.

          Nine at the top means:
          The wild goose gradually draws near the cloud heights.
          Its feathers can be used for the sacred dance.
          Good fortune.
    

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