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Hexagram 12
P'i - Standstill [Stagnation]

yang
yang above: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
yang
yin
yin below: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Twelve/Line Two


Six in the second place means:
They bear and endure;
This means good fortune for inferior people.
The standstill serves to help the great man to attain success.

'Art Gallery Sycophants', 1979 - Lance Olsen


Inferior people are ready to flatter their superiors in a servile way. They would also endure the superior man if he would put an end to their confusion. This is fortunate for them. But the great man calmly bears the consequences of the standstill. He does not mingle with the crowd of the inferior; that is not his place. By his willingness to suffer personally he insures the success of his fundamental principles.



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