47. 澤水困 K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion)
Oppression. Success. Perseverance.
The great man brings about good fortune.
No blame. When one has something to say,
It is not believed.
There is no water in the lake:
The image of Exhaustion. Thus the superior
man stakes his life On following his will.
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.
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