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


Hexagram 49
Ko - Revolution (Molting)

yin
yang above: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
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yin below: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Forty-Nine/Line Two


Six in the second place means:
When one's own day comes, one may create revolution.
Starting brings good fortune. No blame.

'Liberty Leading the People', 1830 - Eugène Delacroix - Musée du Louvre, Paris


When we have tried in every way to bring about reforms, but without success, revolution becomes necessary. But such a thoroughgoing upheaval must be carefully prepared. There must be available a man who has the requisite abilities and who possesses public confidence. To such a man we may well turn. This brings good fortune and is not a mistake. The first thing to be considered is our inner attitude toward the new condition that will inevitably come. We have to go out to meet it, as it were. Only in this way can it be prepared for.



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