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19. Lin / Approach

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--- --- above K'un The Receptive, Earth
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------- below Tui The Joyous, Lake

The Judgement

Approach has supreme success.
Perseverance furthers.
When the eight month comes,
There will be misfortune.

The Image

The earth above the lake:
The image of Approach.
Thus the superior man is inexhaustible
In his will to teach,
And without limits
In his tolerance and protection of the people.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
Joint approach.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
Change in the second place means:
Joint approach.
Good fortune.
Everything furthers.
Change in the third place means:
Comfortable approach.
Nothing that would not further.
If one is induced to grieve over it,
One becomes free of blame.
Change in the fourth place means:
Complete approach.
No blame.
Change in the fifth place means:
Wise approach.
This is right for a great prince.
Good fortune.
Change at the top means:
Greathearted approach.
Good fortune. No blame.