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Yi Jing

  Chien - Development (Gradual Progress)



     53.  Chien - Development (Gradual Progress)

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

     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.