Sequence of the Gua
If there is misunderstanding and diversity in a household, surely hardship will result. Thus, after Diversity, Hardship follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Water on the Mountain. An image of Hardship. In correspondence with this, the superior person is introspective to cultivate his virtue.
Hardship. Favorable to the southwest. Unfavorable to the northeast. Favorable to see a great person. Being steadfast and upright: good fortune.
Commentary on the Decision
Jian is Hardship. Danger in front. Seeing the danger and knowing to stand still, being conscious and wise.
Hardship. Favorable in the southwest. Going forward obtains the central place. Unfavorable in the northeast. There is no way out.
Favorable to see a great person; going forward, there is achievement.
Proper position, being steadfast and upright, good fortune, rectifying the country. Great indeed is the function and time of hardship!