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


大过

Hexagram 28
Ta Kuo - Preponderance of the Great

yin
yang above: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
yang
yang
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind, Wood
yin

White rush



CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Twenty-Eight/Line One


Six at the beginning [yin at bottom] means:
To spread white rushes underneath.
No blame.

White rush


When a man wishes to undertake an enterprise in extraordinary times, he must be extraordinarily cautious, just as when setting a heavy thing down on the floor, one takes care to put rushes under it, so that nothing will break. This caution, though it may seem exaggerated, is not a mistake. Exceptional enterprises cannot succeed unless utmost caution is observed in their beginnings and in the laying of their foundations.



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