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18. Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled (Decay)

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

Work on What Has Been Spoiled
Has supreme success.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
Before the starting point, three days.
After the starting point, three days.

The Image

The wind blows low on the mountain:
The image of Decay.
Thus the superior man stirs up the people
And strengthens their spirit.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
Setting right what has been spoiled by the father.
If there is a son,
No blame rests upon the departed father.
Danger. In the end good fortune.
Change in the second place means:
Setting right what has been spoiled by the mother.
One must not be too persevering.
Change in the third place means:
Setting right what has been spoiled by the father.
There will be little remorse. No great blame.
Change in the fourth place means:
Tolerating what has been spoiled by the father.
In continuing one sees humiliation.
Change in the fifth place means:
Setting right what has been spoiled by the father.
One meets with praise.
Change at the top means:
He does not serve kings and princes,
Sets himself higher goals.