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Hexagram 45
Ts'ui - Gathering Together [Massing]

yin
yang above: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
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yin
yin below: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Forty-Five/Line One


Six at the beginning [yin at bottom] means:
If you're sincere, but not to the end,
There will sometimes be confusion, sometimes gathering together.
If you call out,
Then after one grasp of the hand you can laugh again.
Regret not. Going is without blame.

Laughing Buddha


The situation is this: People desire to gather around a leader to whom they look up. But they are in a large group, by which they allow themselves to be influenced, so that they waver in their decision. Thus they lack a firm center around which to gather. But if expression is given to this need, and if they call for help, one grasp of the hand from the leader is enough to turn away all distress. Therefore they must not allow themselves to be led astray. It is undoubtedly right that they should attach themselves to this leader.



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