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Hexagram 30
Li - The Clinging, Fire

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yin above: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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yin below: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty/Line One


Nine at the beginning [yang at bottom] means:
The footprints run criss-cross.
If one is seriously intent, no blame.

Footprints in the sand


It is early morning and work begins. The mind has been closed to the outside world in sleep; now its connections with the world begin again. The traces of one's impressions run criss-cross. Activity and haste prevail. It is important then to preserve inner composure and not to allow oneself to be swept along by the bustle of life. If one is serious and composed, he can acquire the clarity of mind needed for coming to terms with the innumerable impressions that pour in. It is precisely at the beginning that serious concentration is important, because the beginning holds the seed of all that is to follow.



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