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


辶豚

Hexagram 33
Tun - Retreat

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yang above: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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yin below: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty-Three/Line One


Six at the beginning [yin at bottom] means:
At the tail in retreat. This is dangerous.
One must not wish to undertake anything.

The Japanese cavalry taken possession of Khobarovsk pursueing[sic] and attacking the enemies 1919


Since the hexagram is the picture of something that is retreating, the lowest line represents the tail and the top line the head. In a retreat it is advantageous to be at the front. Here one is at the back, in immediate contact with the pursuing enemy. This is dangerous, and under such circumstances it is not advisable to undertake anything. Keeping still is the easiest way of escaping from the threatening danger.



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