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The original Richard Wilhelm translation for the hexagram line...

Hexagram 52
Kên - Keeping Still, Mountain

yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
yin below: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain

Self Portrait
Vincent van Gogh, 1887


Hexagram Fifty-Two/Line Six

Nine at the top means:
Noble-hearted keeping still.
Good fortune.

'Rest from Work' (after Millet) - Vincent van Gogh, 1890

This marks the consummation of the effort to attain tranquillity. One is at rest, not merely in a small, circumscribed way in regard to matters of detail, but one has also a general resignation in regard to life as a whole, and this confers peace and good fortune in relation to every individual matter.

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