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《節 - Jie》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 節:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) a lake, and above it that for water, form Jie. The superior man, in accordance with this, constructs his (methods of) numbering and measurement, and discusses (points of) virtue and conduct.

2 節:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He does not quit the courtyard outside his door:' - he knows when he has free course and when he is obstructed.

3 節:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He does not quit the courtyard inside his gate. There will be evil:' - he loses the time (for action) to an extreme degree.

4 節:
Xiang Zhuan:
In 'the lamentation for not observing the (proper) regulations,' who should there be to blame?

5 節:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The progress and success of the quiet and natural (attention) to all regulations' is due to the deference which accepts the ways of (the ruler) above.

6 節:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The good fortune arising from the regulations enacted sweetly and acceptably' is due to (the line) occupying the place (of authority) and being in the centre.

7 節:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The regulations are severe and difficult. Even with firm correctness there will be evil:' - the course (indicated by the hexagram) is come to an end.

URN: ctp:book-of-changes/jie5