47. 澤水困 K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion)

困:亨,貞,大人吉,無咎,有言不信。
彖曰:困,剛掩也。險以說,困而不失其所,亨﹔其
唯君子乎?貞大人吉,以剛中也。 有言不信,尚口乃
窮也。




象曰:澤無水,困﹔君子以致命遂志。




初六:臀困于株木,入于幽谷,三歲不見。
象曰:入于幽谷,幽不明也。

九二:困于酒食,朱紱方來,利用亨祀,征凶,無
咎。
象曰:困于酒食,中有慶也。

六三:困于石,據于蒺藜,入于其宮,不見其妻,
凶。
象曰:據于蒺藜,乘剛也。入于其宮,不見其妻,不
祥也。

九四:來徐徐,困于金車,吝,有終。
象曰:來徐徐,志在下也。雖不當位,有與也。

九五:劓刖,困于赤紱,乃徐有說,利用祭祀。
象曰:劓刖,志未得也。乃徐有說,以中直也。利用
祭祀,受福也。


上六:困于葛藟,于臲卼,曰動悔。有悔,征吉。
象曰:困于葛藟,未當也。動悔,有悔吉,行也。
The Judgement
Oppression. Success. Perseverance.
The great man brings about good fortune.
No blame. When one has something to say,
It is not believed.

The Image
There is no water in the lake:
The image of Exhaustion. Thus the superior
man stakes his life On following his will.


The Lines

One sits oppressed under a bare tree
And strays into a gloomy valley.
For three years one sees nothing.

One is oppressed while at meat and drink.
The man with the scarlet knee bands is just
coming. It furthers one to offer sacrifice.
To set forth brings misfortune. No blame.

A man permits himself to be oppressed by
stone, And leans on thorns and thistles.
He enters his house and does not see his wife.
Misfortune.

He comes very quietly, oppressed in a golden
carriage. Humiliation, but the end is reached.



His nose and feet are cut off. Oppression at
the hands of the man with the purple knee
bands. Joy comes softly. It furthers one to
make offerings and libations.


He is oppressed by creeping vines. He moves
uncertainly and says, "Movement brings
remorse." If one feels remorse over this and
makes a start, Good fortune comes.
兌上  above Tui The Joyous, Lake
坎下  below K'an The Abysmal, Water