天地不交，否； 君子以儉德辟難， 不可榮以祿。
Heaven & earth are not united: Standstill. Superior people restrain themselves to avoid danger. They seek neither honor nor wealth.
否 ： 之匪人，不利君子貞， 大往小來。
Standstill: No benefit, although not of man’s doing. Superior people follow their principles. The great goes & the little arrives.
Standstill overcome. First standstill, then joy.
Putting a stop to obstruction, great people are fortunate. It can fail! It can fail! Tie it to a mulberry tree.
If there is order, there is no blame. Companions share blessings.
They bear humiliation.
包承。 小人吉， 大人否，亨。
Embracing service. Small people are lucky; great people grow through obstruction.
拔茅茹， 以其彙， 貞吉亨。
When grass is pulled, roots come with it. Righteous persistence brings good fortune & success.