52. 艮為山 Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
Difficulty at the Beginning works supreme
Keeping Still. Keeping his back still
So that he no longer feels his body. He goes
into his courtyard And does not see his people.
Mountains standing close together:
The image of Keeping Still. Thus the superior
man Does not permit his thoughts
To go beyond his situation.
Keeping his toes still. No blame.
Continued perseverance furthers.
Keeping his calves still.
He cannot rescue him whom he follows.
His heart is not glad.
Keeping his hips still.
Making his sacrum stiff.
Dangerous. The heart suffocates.
Keeping his trunk still.
Keeping his jaws still.
The words have order.
Noblehearted keeping still.
艮上 above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
艮下 below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain