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Hexagram 15
Ch'ien - Modesty

yin
yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
yang
yin below: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Fifteen/Line Three


Nine in the third place means:
A superior man of modesty and merit
Carries things to conclusion.
Good fortune.

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This is the centre of the hexagram, where its secret is disclosed. A distinguished name is readily earned by great achievements. If a man allows himself to be dazzled by fame, he will soon be criticised, and difficulties will arise. If, on the contrary, he remains modest despite his merit, he makes himself beloved and wins the support necessary for carrying his work through to the end.



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