12. 天地否 P'i / Standstill [Stagnation]

否:否之匪人,不利君子貞,大往小來。
彖曰:否之匪人,不利君子貞。大往小來,則是天地
不交,而萬物不通也﹔上下不交,而天下無邦也。內
陰而外陽,內柔而外剛,內小人而外君子。小人道
長,君子道消也。


象曰:天地不交,否﹔君子以儉德辟難,不可榮以
祿。






初六:拔茅茹,以其夤,貞吉亨。
象曰:拔茅貞吉,志在君也。



六二:包承。 小人吉,大人否亨。
象曰:大人否亨,不亂群也。



六三:包羞。
象曰:包羞,位不當也。

九四:有命無咎,疇離祉。
象曰:有命無咎,志行也。


九五:休否,大人吉。其亡其亡,系于苞桑。
象曰:大人之吉,位正當也。


上九:傾否,先否后喜。
象曰:否終則傾,何可長也。
The Judgement
Standstill. Evil people do not further
The perseverance of the superior man.
The great departs; the small approaches.



The Image
Heaven and earth do not unite:
The image of Standstill. Thus the superior
man falls back upon his inner worth
In order to escape the difficulties. He does not
permit himself to be honored with revenue.


The Lines

When ribbon grass is pulled up, the sod
comes with it. Each according to his kind.
Perseverance brings good fortune and
success.


They bear and endure;
This means good fortune for inferior people.
The standstill serves to help the great man to
attain success.

They bear shame.


He who acts at the command of the highest
Remains without blame.
Those of like mind partake of the blessing.


Standstill is giving way.
Good fortune for the great man.
"What if it should fail, what if it should fail?"
In this way he ties it to a cluster of mulberry
shoots.

The standstill comes to an end.
First standstill, then good fortune.
乾上  above Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
坤下  below K'un The Receptive, Earth