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


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Hexagram 60
Chieh - Limitation

yin
yang above: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
yin
yin
yang below: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Sixty/Line Two


Nine in the second place means:
Not going out of the gate and the courtyard
Brings misfortune.

'A Vanished Beijing Courtyard Gate' - Watercolour, 2009 - Weizhi Zhang


When the time for action has come, the moment must be quickly seized. Just as water first collects in a lake without flowing out, yet is certain to find an outlet when the lake is full, so it is in the life of man. It is a good thing to hesitate so long as the time for action has not come, but no longer. Once the obstacles to action have been removed, anxious hesitation is a mistake that is bound to bring disaster, because one misses one's opportunity.



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