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Yi Jing

  Chieh - Limitation

     60.  Chieh - Limitation

above     K'an   The Abysmal, Water
below     Tui    The Joyous, Lake

     The Judgement

          Limitation. Success.
          Galling limitation must not be persevered in.

     The Image

          Water over lake: the image of Limitation.
          Thus the superior man
          Creates number and measure,
          And examines the nature of virtue and correct conduct.

     The Lines

          Nine at the beginning means:
          Not going out of the door and the courtyard
          Is without blame.

          Nine in the second place means:
          Not going out of the gate and the courtyard
          Brings misfortune.

          Six in the third place means:
          He who knows no limitation
          Will have cause to lament.
          No blame.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          Contented limitation. Success.

          Nine in the fifth place means:
          Sweet limitation brings good fortune.
          Going brings esteem.

          Six at the top means:
          Galling limitation.
          Perseverance brings misfortune.
          Remorse disappears.