39. Chien / Obstruction
K’AN THE ABYSMAL, WATER
KEN KEEPING STILL, MOUNTAIN
Question for Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho): What is his opinion and how does he view the therapeutic centre –Kalypso- in the south of Crete?
With all his blessings Master Bhagwan’s answer was:
The hexagram pictures a dangerous abyss lying before us and a steep, inaccessible mountain rising up behind us. We are surrounded with obstacles; at the same time, since the mountain has the attribute of keeping still, there is the implicit hint as to how we can extricate ourselves. (where Kalypso lies)
The hexagram depicts the difficulties that CAN AND MUST BE OVERCOME in the course of time. Thus ALL GUIDANCE LINES given, serve this particular purpose. It speaks of the Southwest area which is the hindrance and the northwest is of progress. It is at this point that an individual has to face problems which cannot instantly be solved. So it is wise to stop and retreat; this is definitely a challenge for OVERCOMING OBSTACLES.
ONE MUST JOIN FORCES WITH FRIENDS OF THE SAME MENTALITY AND ACCEPT GUIDANCE FROM A PERSON WHO CAN RISE TO THE CHALLENGE. ONLY THEN WILL HE SUCCEED IN REMOVING BARRIERS.
The latter requires the willingness to wait, similar to the time when things appear to show what needs to be done but is driven away from the cause. That inner intention can only result in good fortune. The obstacle is there only for a while.
It is essential for the growth. The self-growth. It also signifies the importance to every contradiction.
THE IMAGE: Water on the mountain. The picture of an obstacle. It is the way that a person starts noticing his/her own self and forms his/her personality.
Difficulties and obstructions make him/her become aware of themselves. While an inferior man prefers accusing others and indulge in self pity, the superior man tries to find their own fault in their inner self. Using this introversion the outer obstruction becomes an opportunity for inner wealth and enlightenment.