23. 山地剝 Po / Splitting Apart

剝:不利有攸往。
彖曰:剝,剝也,柔變剛也。不利有攸往,小人長
也。順而止之,觀象也。君子尚消息盈虛,天行也。



象曰:山附地上,剝﹔上以厚下,安宅。





初六:剝囗以足,蔑貞凶。
象曰:剝囗以足,以滅下也。

六二:剝囗以辨,蔑貞凶。
象曰:剝囗以辨,未有與也。

六三:剝之,無咎。
象曰:剝之無咎,失上下也。

六四:剝囗以膚,凶。
象曰:剝囗以膚,切近災也。

六五:貫魚,以宮人寵,無不利。
象曰:以宮人寵,終無尤也。

上九:碩果不食,君子得輿,小人剝廬。
象曰:君子得輿,民所載也。小人剝廬,終不可用
也。

囗  = 爿 + 木 = 床
The Judgement
Splitting Apart. It does not further one
To go anywhere.

The Image
The mountain rests on the earth:
The image of Splitting Apart.
Thus those above can ensure their position
Only by giving generously to those below.


The Lines

The leg of the bed is split.
Those who persevere are destroyed.
Misfortune.

The bed is split at the edge.
Those who persevere are destroyed.
Misfortune.

He splits with them. No blame.


The bed is split up to the skin.
Misfortune.

A shoal of fishes. Favor comes through the
court ladies. Everything acts to further.


There is a large fruit still uneaten.
The superior man receives a carriage.
The house of the inferior man is split apart.
艮上  above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
坤下  below K'un The Receptive, Earth