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  • 33. Tun / Retreat

    ------- above Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
    --- --- below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
    --- ---

    The Judgement

    Retreat. Success.
    In what is small, perseverance furthers.

    The Image

    Mountain under heaven: the image of Retreat.
    Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a distance,
    Not angrily but with reserve.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    At the tail in retreat. This is dangerous.
    One must not wish to undertake anything.
    Change in the second place means:
    He holds him fast with yellow oxhide.
    No one can tear him loose.
    Change in the third place means:
    A halted retreat
    Is nerve-wracking and dangerous.
    To retain people as men- and maidservants
    Brings good fortune.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    Voluntary retreat brings good fortune to the superior man
    And downfall to the inferior man.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Friendly retreat. Perseverance brings good fortune.
    Change at the top means:
    Cheerful retreat. Everything serves to further.

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