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53. Chien / Development (Gradual Progress)

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

Development. The maiden
Is given in marriage.
Good fortune.
Perseverance furthers.

The Image

On the mountain, a tree:
The image of Development.
Thus the superior man abides in dignity and virtue,
In order to improve the mores.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
The wild goose gradually draws near the shore.
The young son is in danger.
There is talk. No blame.
Change in the second place means:
The wild goose gradually draws near the cliff.
Eating and drinking in peace and concord.
Good fortune.
Change in the third place means:
The wild goose gradually draws near the plateau.
The man goes forth and does not return.
The woman carries a child but does not bring it forth.
Misfortune.
It furthers one to fight off robbers.
Change in the fourth place means:
The wild goose gradually draws near the tree.
Perhaps it will find a flat branch. No blame.
Change in the fifth place means:
The wild goose gradually draws near the summit.
For three years the woman has no child.
In the end nothing can hinder her.
Good fortune.
Change at the top means:
The wild goose gradually draws near the cloud heights.
Its feathers can be used for the sacred dance.
Good fortune.