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29. K'an / The Abysmal (Water)

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------- above K'an The Abysmal, Water
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------- below K'an The Abysmal, Water
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The Judgement

The Abysmal repeated.
If you are sincere, you have success in your heart,
And whatever you do succeeds.

The Image

Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches it goal:
The image of the Abysmal repeated.
Thus the superior man walks in lasting virtue
And carries on the business of teaching.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
Repetition of the Abysmal.
In the abyss one falls into a pit.
Misfortune.
Change in the second place means:
The abyss is dangerous.
One should strive to attain small things only.
Change in the third place means:
Forward and backward, abyss on abyss.
In danger like this, pause at first and wait,
Otherwise you will fall into a pit in the abyss.
Do not act in this way.
Change in the fourth place means:
A jug of wine, a bowl of rice with it;
Earthen vessels
Simply handed in through the window.
There is certainly no blame in this.
Change in the fifth place means:
The abyss is not filled to overflowing,
It is filled only to the rim.
No blame.
Change at the top means:
Bound with cords and ropes,
Shut in between thorn-hedged prison walls:
For three years one does not find the way.
Misfortune.