12) Bi: Stagnation
C: When heaven and earth do not commune, there is obstruction; superior people are thrifty with power and avoid trouble, not susceptible to material inducements.
L: Obstruction's denial of humanity does not make the superior person's rectitude beneficial. The great goes and the small comes.
E: Submitting inwardly to personal desire, acting aggressive outwardly.
L: Pulling out the roots of a reed takes others with it. It is good to be developmental and correct.
E: This is hindering the arising of subtle yin, or stopping stagnation at its root.
L: Embracing servility, the petty person is lucky; for the great person, obstruction is developmental.
E: When one is strong outside and weak inside, and the yin energy approaches a harmful state, it is good to guard against obstruction.
L: Hiding shame.
E: When yin energy clusters, one considers following material desires a good strategy, concealing shame and unconscious of disgrace. This is following yin while unaware of stagnation being present
L: If there is an order, there is no fault. The companions attain great happiness.
E: When yin culminates and mixes with a hidden yang, concealed tranquility is within stagnation. When one follows this tranquility, or the natural order innate in the mind of Tao, one can dissolve the stagnation within the human mind.
L: Ending obstruction, great people are fortunate, but tie themselves to a tree trunk lest they go in ruin.
E: When one firmly preserves the mind of Tao, or wards off stagnation in the time of tranquility, one effortlessly ends obstruction within the human mind.
L: Overturning obstruction: first there is obstruction, afterward joy.
E: Yin recedes and yang advances when stagnation is overthrown.