60. 水澤節 Chieh / Limitation

既濟:亨,小利貞,初吉終亂。
彖曰:節,亨,剛柔分,而剛得中。苦節不可貞,其
道窮也。說以行險,當位以節,中正以通。天地節而
四時成,節以制度,不傷財,不害民。


象曰:澤上有水,節﹔君子以制數度,議德行。



初九:不出戶庭,無咎。
象曰:不出戶庭,知通塞也。

九二:不出門庭,凶。
象曰:不出門庭,失時極也。

六三:不節若,則嗟若,無咎。
象曰:不節之嗟,又誰咎也。

六四:安節,亨。
象曰:安節之亨,承上道也。

九五:甘節,吉﹔往有尚。
象曰:甘節之吉,居位中也。

上六:苦節,貞凶,悔亡。
象曰:苦節貞凶,其道窮也。
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

Not going out of the door and the courtyard
Is without blame.

Not going out of the gate and the courtyard
Brings misfortune.

He who knows no limitation
Will have cause to lament.
No blame.


Contented limitation. Success.

Sweet limitation brings good fortune.
Going brings esteem.

Galling limitation.
Perseverance brings misfortune.
Remorse disappears.
坎上  above K'an The Abysmal, Water
兌下  below Tui The Joyous, Lake