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Hexagram 27
I - The Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment)

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yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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yin below: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
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Hexagram Twenty-Seven/Line Two


Six in the second place means:
Turning to the summit for nourishment,
Deviating from the path
To seek nourishment from the hill.
Continuing to do this brings misfortune.

'Le café de nuit' (The Night Café) - Vincent van Gogh, 1888 - Yale University Art Gallery


Normally a person either provides his own means of nourishment or is supported in a proper way by those whose duty and privilege it is to provide for him. If, owing to weakness of spirit, a man cannot support himself, a feeling of uneasiness comes over him; this is because in shirking the proper way of obtaining a living, he accepts support as a favour from those in higher place. This is unworthy, for he is deviating from his true nature. Kept up indefinitely, this course leads to misfortune.



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