63. 水火既濟 Chi Chi / After Completion

既濟:亨,小利貞,初吉終亂。
彖曰:既濟,亨,小者亨也。利貞,剛柔正而位當
也。初吉,柔得中也。終止則亂,其道窮也。


象曰:水在火上,既濟﹔君子以思患而預防之。





初九:曳其輪,濡其尾,無咎。
象曰:曳其輪,義無咎也。

六二:婦喪其茀,勿逐,七日得。
象曰:七日得,以中道也。


九三:高宗伐鬼方,三年克之,小人勿用。
象曰:三年克之,憊也。

六四:繻有衣袽,終日戒。
象曰:終日戒,有所疑也。

九五:東鄰殺牛,不如西鄰之禴祭,實受其福。
象曰:東鄰殺牛,不如西鄰之時也﹔實受其福,吉大
來也。

上六:濡其首,厲。
象曰:濡其首厲,何可久也。
The Judgement
After Completion. Success in small matters.
Perseverance furthers. At the beginning good
fortune, At the end disorder.

The Image
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.

The Lines

He brakes his wheels.
He gets his tail in the water.
No blame.

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