4. 山水蒙  Mêng / Youthful Folly

蒙:亨。 匪我求童蒙,童蒙求我。初噬告,再三瀆,瀆則不告。利貞。
彖曰:蒙,山下有險,險而止,蒙。蒙亨,以亨行時
中也。匪我求童蒙,童蒙求我,志應也。初噬告,以
剛中也。再三瀆,瀆則不告,瀆蒙也。蒙以養正,聖
功也。


象曰:山下出泉,蒙﹔君子以果行育德。





初六:發蒙,利用刑人,用說桎梏,以往吝。
象曰:利用刑人,以正法也。


九二:包蒙吉﹔納婦吉﹔子克家。
象曰:子克家,剛柔接也。


六三:勿用娶女﹔見金夫,不有躬,無攸利。
象曰:勿用娶女,行不順也。

六四:困蒙,吝。
象曰:困蒙之吝,獨遠實也。

六五:童蒙,吉。
象曰:童蒙之吉,順以巽也。

上九:擊蒙﹔不利為寇,利御寇。
象曰:利用御寇,上下順也。
The Judgement
Youthful Folly has success. It is not I who seek
the young fool; The young fool seeks me.
At the first oracle I inform him. If he asks two or
three times, it is importunity. If he importunes, I
give him no information. Perseverance furthers.

The Image
A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain:
The image of Youth.
Thus the superior man fosters his character
By thoroughness in all that he does.

The Lines

To make a fool develop
It furthers one to apply discipline.
The fetters should be removed.
To go on in this way brings humiliation.

To bear with fools in kindliness brings good
fortune. To know how to take women
Brings supreme good fortune. The son is
capable of taking charge of the household.

Take not a maiden who, when she sees a
man of bronze, Loses possession of herself.
Nothing furthers.


Entangled folly brings humiliation.



Childlike folly brings good fortune.

In punishing folly It does not further one
To commit transgressions. The only thing that
furthers Is to prevent transgressions.
艮上  above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
坎下  below K'an The Abysmal, Water