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Yi Jing

  Chien - Obstruction



     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.