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  • 53. Chien / Development (Gradual Progress)

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    ------- above Sun The Gentle, Wind
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    --- --- below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
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    The Judgement

    Development. The maiden
    Is given in marriage.
    Good fortune.
    Perseverance furthers.

    The Image

    On the mountain, a tree:
    The image of Development.
    Thus the superior man abides in dignity and virtue,
    In order to improve the mores.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    The wild goose gradually draws near the shore.
    The young son is in danger.
    There is talk. No blame.
    Change in the second place means:
    The wild goose gradually draws near the cliff.
    Eating and drinking in peace and concord.
    Good fortune.
    Change in the third place means:
    The wild goose gradually draws near the plateau.
    The man goes forth and does not return.
    The woman carries a child but does not bring it forth.
    Misfortune.
    It furthers one to fight off robbers.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    The wild goose gradually draws near the tree.
    Perhaps it will find a flat branch. No blame.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    The wild goose gradually draws near the summit.
    For three years the woman has no child.
    In the end nothing can hinder her.
    Good fortune.
    Change at the top means:
    The wild goose gradually draws near the cloud heights.
    Its feathers can be used for the sacred dance.
    Good fortune.

 
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