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Hexagram 17
Sui - Following

yin
yang above: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
yang
yin
yin below: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Seventeen/Line Three


Six in the third place means:
If one clings to the strong man,
One loses the little boy.
Through following one finds what one seeks.
It furthers one to remain persevering.

Portrait of Pope Leo X and two cardinals, c. 1518 by Raphael Sanzio
Uffizi Gallery of Florence


When the right connection with distinguished people has been found, a certain loss naturally ensues. A man must part company with the inferior and superficial. But in his heart he will feel satisfied, because he will find what he seeks and needs for the development of his personality. The important thing is to remain firm. He must know what he wants and not be led astray by momentary inclinations.



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