2. 坤為地K'un / The Receptive  

坤:元,亨,利牝馬之貞。君子有攸往,先迷后得主,利西南得朋,東
北喪朋。安貞,吉。
彖曰:至哉坤元,萬物資生,乃順承天。坤厚載物,
德合無疆。含弘光大,品物咸亨。牝馬地類,行地無
疆,柔順利貞。君子攸行,先迷失道,后順得常。西
南得朋,乃與類行﹔東北喪朋,乃終有慶。
安貞之吉,應地無疆。



象曰:地勢坤,君子以厚德載物。




初六:履霜,堅冰至。
象曰:履霜堅冰,陰始凝也。馴致其道,至堅冰也。

六二:直,方,大,不習無不利。
象曰:六二之動,直以方也。不習無不利,地道光
也。

六三:含章可貞。或從王事,無成有終。
象曰:含章可貞﹔以時發也。或從王事,知光大也。


六四:括囊﹔無咎,無譽。
象曰:括囊無咎,慎不害也。

六五:黃裳,元吉。
象曰:黃裳元吉,文在中也。

上六:戰龍於野,其血玄黃。
象曰:戰龍於野,其道窮也。

用六:利永貞。
象曰:用六永貞,以大終也。
The Judgement
The Receptive brings about sublime success,
Furthering through the perseverance of a mare.
If the superior man undertakes something and
tries to lead, He goes astray; But if he follows,
he finds guidance. It is favorable to find friends
in the west and south, To forego friends in the
east and north. Quiet perseverance brings
good fortune.

The Image
The earth's condition is receptive devotion.
Thus the superior man who has breadth of
character Carries the outer world.

The Lines

When there is hoarfrost underfoot,
Solid ice is not far off.

Straight, square, great. Without purpose,
Yet nothing remains unfurthered.



Hidden lines. One is able to remain
persevering. If by chance you are in the service
of a king, Seek not works, but bring to
completion.


A tied-up sack. No blame, no praise.


A yellow lower garment brings supreme good
fortune.


Dragons fight in the meadow.
Their blood is black and yellow.

When all the lines are sixes, it means:
Lasting perseverance furthers.
坤上  above K'un The Receptive, Earth
坤下  below K'un The Receptive, Earth