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Hexagram 15
Ch'ien - Modesty

yin
yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
yang
yin below: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
yin

'Modesty'
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)


CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Fifteen/Line Two


Six in the second place means:
Modesty that comes to expression.
Perseverance brings good fortune.


"Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh." When a man's attitude of mind is so modest that this expresses itself in his outward behaviour, it is a source of good fortune to him. For the possibility of exerting a lasting influence arises of itself, and no one can interfere.



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