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Hexagram 3
Chun - Difficulty at the Beginning

yin
yang above: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
yin
yin
yin below: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Three/Line One


Nine at the beginning [yang at bottom] means:
Hesitation and hindrance.
It furthers one to remain persevering.
It furthers one to appoint helpers.

Hesitation


IF A PERSON encounters a hindrance at the beginning of an enterprise, he must not try to force advance but must pause and take thought. However, nothing should put him off his course; he must persevere and constantly keep the goal in sight. It is important to seek out the right assistants, but he can find them only if he avoids arrogance and associates with his fellows in a spirit of humility. Only then will he attract those with whose help he can combat the difficulties.



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