52. 艮為山 Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain

艮:艮其背,不獲其身,行其庭,不見其人,無咎。
彖曰:艮,止也。時止則止,時行則行,動靜不失其
時,其道光明。艮其止,止其所也。 上下敵應,不相
與也。是以不獲其身,行其庭不見其人,無咎也。



象曰:兼山,艮﹔君子以思不出其位。





初六:艮其趾,無咎,利永貞。
象曰:艮其趾,未失正也。

六二:艮其腓,不拯其隨,其心不快。
象曰:不拯其隨,未退聽也。


九三:艮其限,列其夤,厲薰心。
象曰:艮其限,危薰心也。

六四:艮其身,無咎。
象曰:艮其身,止諸躬也。

六五:艮其輔,言有序,悔亡。
象曰:艮其輔,以中正也。

上九:敦艮,吉。
象曰:敦艮之吉,以厚終也。
The Judgement
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.
No blame.

The Image
Mountains standing close together:
The image of Keeping Still. Thus the superior
man Does not permit his thoughts
To go beyond his situation.

The Lines

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.
No blame.

Keeping his jaws still.
The words have order.
Remorse disappears.

Noblehearted keeping still.
Good fortune.
艮上  above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
艮下  below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain