39. 水山蹇 Chien / Obstruction

蹇:利西南,不利東北﹔利見大人,貞吉。
彖曰:蹇,難也,險在前也。見險而能止,知矣哉!
蹇利西南,往得中也﹔不利東北,其道窮也。利見大
人,往有功也。當位貞吉,以正邦也。 蹇之時用大矣
哉!


象曰:山上有水,蹇﹔君子以反身修德。





初六:往蹇,來譽。
象曰:往蹇來譽,宜待也。

六二:王臣蹇蹇,匪躬之故。
象曰:王臣蹇蹇,終無尤也。

九三:往蹇來反。
象曰:往蹇來反,內喜之也。

六四:往蹇來連。
象曰:往蹇來連,當位實也。

九五:大蹇朋來。
象曰:大蹇朋來,以中節也。

上六:往蹇來碩,吉﹔利見大人。
象曰:往蹇來碩,志在內也。利見大人,以從貴也。
The Judgement
Obstruction. The southwest furthers.
The northeast does not further.
It furthers one to see the great man.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

The Image
Water on the mountain:
The image of Obstruction. Thus the superior
man turns his attention to himself
And molds his character.

The Lines

Going leads to obstructions,
Coming meets with praise.

The king's servant is beset by obstruction upon
obstruction, But it is not his own fault.

Going leads to obstructions;
Hence he comes back.


Going leads to obstructions,
Coming leads to union.

In the midst of the greatest obstructions,
Friends come.

Going leads to obstructions,
Coming leads to great good fortune.
It furthers one to see the great man.
坎上  above K'an The Abysmal, Water
艮下  below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain