The Judgement
Retreat. Success. In what is small, perseverance furthers.

The Image
Mountain under heaven: the image of Retreat. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a distance, Not angrily but with reserve.

I Ching Hexagram number 33

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The lines:

[] Six at the bottom means:
At the tail in retreat. This is dangerous.
One must not wish to undertake anything.

[] Six in the second place means:
He holds him fast with yellow oxhide.
No one can tear him loose.

Nine in the third place means:
A halted retreat
Is nerve-wracking and dangerous.
To retain people as men- and maidservants
Brings good fortune.

Nine in the fourth place means:
Voluntary retreat brings good fortune to the superior man
And downfall to the inferior man.

() Nine in the fifth place means:
Friendly retreat. Perseverance brings good fortune.

Nine at the top means:
Cheerful retreat. Everything serves to further.

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