Hexagram

48. Ching - The Well

K'an The abysmal, Water
Sun The gentle, Wind

The Judgement

THE WELL. The town may be changed,
But the well cannot be changed.
It neither decreases nor increases.
They come and go and draw from the well.
If one gets down almost to the water
And the rope does not go all the way,
Or the jug breaks, it brings misfortune.

The Image

Water over wood:
the image of THE WELL.
Thus the superior man encourages the people at their work,
And exhorts them to help one another.

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