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Hexagram 43
Kuai - Break-through (Resoluteness)

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yang above: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
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yang below: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Forty-Three/Line Two


Nine in the second place means:
A cry of alarm. Arms at evening and at night.
Fear nothing.

Readiness is everything. Resolution is indissolubly bound up with caution. If an individual is careful and keeps his wits about him, he need not become excited or alarmed. If he is watchful at all times, even before danger is present, he is armed when danger approaches and need not be afraid. The superior man is on his guard against what is not yet in sight and on the alert for what is not yet within hearing; therefore he dwells in the midst of difficulties as though they did not exist. If a man develops his character, people submit to him of their own accord. If reason triumphs, the passions withdraw of themselves. To be circumspect and not to forget one's armour is the right way to security.



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