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Hexagram 22
Pi - Grace

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yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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yin below: Li / The Clinging, Flame
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Twenty-Two/Line Two


Six in the second place means:
Lends grace to the beard on his chin.

The beard is not an independent thing; it moves only with the chin. The image therefore means that form is to be considered only as a result and attribute of content. The beard is a superfluous ornament. To devote care to it for its own sake, without regard for the inner content of which it is an ornament, would bespeak a certain vanity.



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