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Hexagram 32
Hêng - Duration

yin
yin above: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
yang
yang
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
yin

Lao Tzu



CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty-Two/Line One


Six at the beginning [yin at bottom] means:
Seeking duration too hastily brings misfortune persistently.
Nothing that would further.

Lao Tzu


Whatever endures can be created only gradually by long-continued work and careful reflection. In the same sense Lao Tzu says:
"If we wish to compress something, we must first let it fully expand."
He who demands too much at once is acting precipitately, and because he attempts too much, he ends by succeeding in nothing.



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