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

Hexagram 46
Shêng - Pushing Upward

yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind, Wood
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Hexagram Forty-Six/Line One

Six at the beginning [yin at bottom] means:
Pushing upward that meets with confidence
Brings great good fortune.

Wawona Drive-Through Tree - Yosemite National Park

This is the situation at the beginning of ascent. Just as wood draws strength for its upward push from the root, which in itself is in the lowest place, so the power to rise comes from this low and obscure station. But there is a spiritual affinity with the rulers above, and this solidarity creates the confidence needed to accomplish something.

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