38. K'uei - Opposition ----- -- -- above Li The Clinging, Flame ----- -- -- ----- below Tui The Joyous, Lake ----- The Judgement Opposition. In small matters, good fortune. The Image Above, fire; below, the lake: The image of Opposition. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man retains his individuality. The Lines Nine at the beginning means: Remorse disappears. If you lose your horse, do not run after it; It will come back of its own accord. When you see evil people, Guard yourself against mistakes. () Nine in the second place means: One meets his lord in a narrow street. No blame. Six in the third place means: One sees the wagon dragged back, The oxen halted, A man's hair and nose cut off. Not a good beginning, but a good end. Nine in the fourth place means: Isolated through opposition, One meets a like-minded man With whom one can associate in good faith. Despite the danger, no blame. () Six in the fifth place means: Remorse disappears. The companion bites his way through the wrappings. If one goes to him, How could it be a mistake? Nine at the top means: Isolated through opposition, One sees one's companion as a pig covered with dirt, As a wagon full of devils. First one draws a bow against him, Then one lays the bow aside. He is not a robber; he will woo at the right time. As one goes, rain falls; then good fortune comes.
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