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  • 52. Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain

    --- --- above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
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    --- --- below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
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    The Judgement

    Keeping Still. Keeping his back still
    So that he no longer feels his body.
    He goes into the 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

    Change at the beginning means:
    Keeping his toes still.
    No blame.
    Continued perseverance furthers.
    Change in the second place means:
    Keeping his calves still.
    He cannot rescue him whom he follows.
    His heart is not glad.
    Change in the third place means:
    Keeping his hips still.
    Making his sacrum stiff.
    Dangerous. The heart suffocates.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    Keeping his trunk still.
    No blame.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Keeping his jaws still.
    The words have order.
    Remorse disappears.
    Change at the top means:
    Noblehearted keeping still.
    Good fortune.

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