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


Hexagram 29
K'an - The Abysmal (Water)

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yang above: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Twenty-Nine/Line Two


Nine in the second place means:
The abyss is dangerous.
One should strive to attain small things only.

Abyss Pool is the deepest hot spring in Yellowstone, at 53 feet.
It was named because this great depth makes it seem like the pool has no bottom... like an abyss...


When we are in danger we ought not to attempt to get out of it immediately, regardless of circumstances; at first we must content ourselves with not being overcome by it. We must calmly weigh the conditions of the time and be satisfied with small gains, because for the time being a great success cannot be attained. A spring flows only sparingly at first, and tarries for some time before it makes its way into the open.



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