63. 水火既濟 Chi Chi / After Completion
After Completion. Success in small matters.
Perseverance furthers. At the beginning good
fortune, At the end disorder.
Water over fire: the image of the condition
In After Completion. Thus the superior man
Takes thought of misfortune
And arms himself against it in advance.
He brakes his wheels.
He gets his tail in the water.
The woman loses the curtain of her carriage.
Do not run after it;
On the seventh day you will get it.
The Illustrious Ancestor
Disciplines the Devil's Country.
After three years he conquers it.
Inferior people must not be employed.
The finest clothes turn to rags.
Be careful all day long.
The neighbor in the east who slaughters an ox
Does not attain as much real happiness
As the neighbor in the west
With his small offering.
He gets his head in the water. Danger
坎上 above K'an The Abysmal, Water
離下below Li The Clinging, Flame