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  • 60. Chieh / Limitation

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    ------- above K'an The Abysmal, Water
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    ------- below Tui The Joyous, Lake

    The Judgement

    Limitation. Success.
    Galling limitation must not be persevered in.

    The Image

    Water over Lake: the image of Limitation.
    Thus the superior man
    Creates numbers and measure,
    And examines the nature of virtue and correct conduct.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    Not going out of the door and the courtyard
    Is without blame.
    Change in the second place means:
    Not going out of the gate and the courtyard
    Brings misfortune.
    Change in the third place means:
    He who knows no limitation
    Will have cause to lament.
    No blame.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    Contented limitation. Success.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Sweet limitation brings good fortune.
    Going brings esteem.
    Change at the top means:
    Galling limitation.
    Perseverance brings misfortune.
    Remorse disappears.

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