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


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Hexagram 64
Wei Chi - Before Completion

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yin above: Li / The Clinging, Flame
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yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Sixty-Four/Line Two


Nine in the second place means:
He brakes his wheels.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

Here again the time to act has not yet come. But the patience needed is not that of idle waiting without thought of the morrow. Kept up indefinitely, this would not lead to any success. Instead, an individual must develop in himself the strength that will enable him to go forward. He must have a vehicle, as it were, to effect the crossing. But he must for the time being use the brakes. Patience in the highest sense means putting brakes on strength. Therefore he must not fall asleep and lose sight of the goal. If he remains strong and steadfast in his resolve, all goes well in the end.



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