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Hexagram 20
Kuan - Contemplation (View)

yang
yang above: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
yin
yin
yin below: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
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Hexagram Twenty/Line One


Six at the beginning [yin at bottom] means:
Boylike contemplation.
For an inferior man, no blame.
For a superior man, humiliation.

The Shepherd Boy - John Opie


This means contemplation from a distance, without comprehension. A man of influence is at hand, but his influence is not understood by the common people. This matters little in the case of the masses, for they benefit by the actions of the ruling sage whether they understand them or not. But for a superior man it is a disgrace. He must not content himself with a shallow, thoughtless view of prevailing forces; he must contemplate them as a connected whole and try to understand them.



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