48 - CHING / THE WELL
(K'AN: Water, dangerous - SUN: Wind, gentle)
DECISION: The town may move, but the well cannot. Its level is constant, though they come to draw water. Misfortune if the rope be too short or the jug broken.
IMAGE: Water over wood. The superior one inspires the people to work and help each other.
LINES: (2nd=9) A hole in the well where water and fish escape. Water leaks from the cracked jug. (5th=9) A well with cool clear drinking water. (Top=6) An open well, like the sincerity that brings good fortune.
52 - KEN / STILLNESS
(KEN: Mountain, still - KEN: Mountain, still)
DECISION: Back still, unaware of the body. Noticing no one in the courtyard. No blame.
IMAGE: Mountain upon mountain. The superior one dwells in the present.