5. 水天需   Hsu / Waiting (Nourishment)

需:有孚,光亨,貞吉。利涉大川。
彖曰:需,須也﹔險在前也。剛健而不陷,其義不困
窮矣。需有孚,光亨,貞吉。位乎天位,以正中也。
利涉大川,往有功也。


象曰:云上於天,需﹔君子以飲食宴樂。



初九:需于郊。利用恆,無咎。
象曰:需于郊,不犯難行也。利用恆,無咎﹔未失常
也。


九二:需于沙。小有言,終吉。
象曰:需于沙,衍在中也。雖小有言,以終吉也。

九三:需于泥,致寇至。
象曰:需于泥,災在外也。自我致寇,敬慎不敗也。

六四:需于血,出自穴。
象曰:需于血,順以聽也。

九五:需于酒食,貞吉。
象曰:酒食貞吉,以中正也。

上六:入于穴,有不速之客三人來,敬之終吉。
象曰:不速之客來,敬之終吉。雖不當位,未大失
也。
The Judgement
Waiting. If you are sincere, You have light and
success. Perseverance brings good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.

The Image
Clouds rise up to heaven:
The image of Waiting. Thus the superior man
eats and drinks, Is joyous and of good cheer.

The Lines

Waiting in the meadow.
It furthers one to abide in what endures.
No blame.


Waiting on the sand.
There is some gossip.
The end brings good fortune.

Waiting in the mud
Brings about the arrival of the enemy.



Waiting in blood.
Get out of the pit.


Waiting at meat and drink.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

One falls into the pit.
Three uninvited guests arrive.
Honor them, and in the end there will be good
fortune.
坎上  above K'an The Abysmal, Water
乾下  below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven