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《姤 - Gou》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 姤:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) wind and that for the sky above it form Gou. The sovereign, in accordance with this, delivers his charges, and promulgates his announcements throughout the four quarters (of the kingdom).

2 姤:
Xiang Zhuan:
'Tied and fastened to a metal drag:' - (this describes the arrest of) the weak (line) in its advancing course.

3 姤:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He has a wallet of fish:' - it is right for him not to allow (the subject of the first line) to get to the guests.

4 姤:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He walks with difficulty:' - but his steps have not yet been drawn (into the course of the first line).

5 姤:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The evil' indicated by there being 'no fish in the wallet' is owing to (the subject of the line) keeping himself aloof from the people.

6 姤:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The subject of the fifth NINE, (undivided), keeps his brilliant qualities concealed:' - as is indicated by his central and correct position. '(The good issue) descends (as) from Heaven: - 'his aim does not neglect the ordinances (of Heaven).

7 姤:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He receives others on his horns:' - he is exhausted at his greatest height, and there will be cause for regret.

URN: ctp:book-of-changes/gou2