Standstill [Stagnation]


Standstill. Evil people do not further

The perseverance of the superior man.

The great departs; the small approaches.


Heaven and earth do not unite:

The image of Standstill.

Thus the superior man falls back upon his inner worth

In order to escape the difficulties.

He does not permit himself to be honored with revenue.

6. The standstill comes to an end. First standstill, then good fortune.

5. Standstill is giving way. Good fortune for the great man. "What if it should fail, what if it should fail?" In this way he ties it to a cluster of mulberry shoots.

4. He who acts at the command of the highest Remains without blame. Those of like mind partake of the blessing.

3. They bear shame.

2. They bear and endure; This means good fortune for inferior people. The standstill serves to help the great man to attain success.

1. When ribbon grass is pulled up, the sod comes with it. Each according to his kind. Perseverance brings good fortune and success.