8. 水地比 Pi / Holding Together [Union]

比:吉。 原筮元永貞,無咎。不寧方來,后夫凶。
彖曰:比,吉也,比,輔也,下順從也。原筮元永
貞,無咎,以剛中也。不寧方來,上下應也。后夫
凶,其道窮也。





象曰:山上有水,蹇﹔君子以反身修德。







初六:有孚比之,無咎。有孚盈缶,終來有他,吉。
象曰:比之初六,有他吉也。

六二:比之自內,貞吉。
象曰:比之自內,不自失也。

六三:比之匪人。
象曰:比之匪人,不亦傷乎!

六四:外比之,貞吉。
象曰:外比於賢,以從上也。

九五:顯比,王用三驅,失前禽。邑人不誡,吉。
象曰:顯比之吉,位正中也。舍逆取順,失前禽也。
邑人不誡,上使中也。

上六:比之無首,凶。
象曰:比之無首,無所終也。
The Judgement
Holding Together brings good fortune.
Inquire of the oracle once again
Whether you possess sublimity, constancy,
and perseverance; Then there is no blame.
Those who are uncertain gradually join.
Whoever comes too late Meets with misfortune.

The Image
Holding Together brings good fortune.
Inquire of the oracle once again
Whether you possess sublimity, constancy,
and perseverance; Then there is no blame.
Those who are uncertain gradually join.
Whoever comes too late Meets with misfortune.

The Lines

Hold to him in truth and loyalty;
This is without blame. Truth, like a full earthen
bowl: Thus in the end
Good fortune comes from without.

Hold to him inwardly.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

You hold together with the wrong people.


Hold to him outwardly also.
Perseverance brings good fortune.


Manifestation of holding together.
In the hunt the king uses beaters on three
sides only And foregoes game that runs off in
front. The citizens need no warning.
Good fortune.

He finds no head for holding together.
Misfortune.
坎上  above K'an The Abysmal, Water
下坤  below K'un The Receptive, Earth