52. Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
below Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
Keeping Still. Keeping his back still
So that he no longer feels his body.
He goes into the courtyard
And does not see his people.
Mountains standing close together:
The image of Keeping Still.
Thus the superior man
Does not permit his thoughts
To go beyond his situation.
Change at the beginning means:
Keeping his toes still.
Continued perseverance furthers.
Change in the second place means:
Keeping his calves still.
He cannot rescue him whom he follows.
His heart is not glad.
Change in the third place means:
Keeping his hips still.
Making his sacrum stiff.
Dangerous. The heart suffocates.
Change in the fourth place means:
Keeping his trunk still.
Change in the fifth place means:
Keeping his jaws still.
The words have order.
Change at the top means:
Noblehearted keeping still.