41. 山澤損 Sun / Decrease
無咎，可貞，利有攸往。 曷之用？ 二簋可用享﹔二
Decrease combined with sincerity
Brings about supreme good fortune
Without blame. One may be persevering in this.
It furthers one to undertake something.
How is this to be carried out?
One may use two small bowls for the sacrifice.
At the foot of the mountain, the lake:
The image of Decrease
Thus the superior man controls his anger
And restrains his instincts.
Going quickly when one's tasks are finished
Is without blame. But one must reflect on how
much one may decrease others.
Perseverance furthers. To undertake
something brings misfortune. Without
decreasing oneself, One is able to bring
increase to others.
When three people journey together,
Their number decreases by one.
When one man journeys alone,
He finds a companion.
If a man decreases his faults, It makes the
other hasten to come and rejoice. No blame.
Someone does indeed increase him.
Ten pairs of tortoises cannot oppose it.
Supreme good fortune.
If one is increased without depriving others,
There is no blame. Perseverance brings good
fortune. It furthers one to undertake something.
One obtains servants But no longer has a
艮上 above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
兌下 below Tui The Joyous, Lake