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Yi Jing

  Po - Splitting Apart



     23.  Po - Splitting Apart

above     Kên    Keeping Still, Mountain
below     K'un   The Receptive, Earth

     The Judgement

          Splitting Apart. It does not further one
          To go anywhere.

     The Image

          The mountain rests on the earth:
          The image of Splitting Apart.
          Thus those above can ensure their position
          Only by giving generously to those below.

     The Lines

          Six at the beginning means:
          The leg of the bed is split.
          Those who persevere are destroyed.
          Misfortune.

          Six in the second place means:
          The bed is split at the edge.
          Those who persevere are destroyed.
          Misfortune.

          Six in the third place means:
          He splits with them. No blame.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          The bed is split up to the skin.
          Misfortune.

          Six in the fifth place means:
          A shoal of fishes. Favor comes through the court ladies.
          Everything acts to further.

          Nine at the top means:
          There is a large fruit still uneaten.
          The superior man receives a carriage.
          The house of the inferior man is split apart.