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Hexagram 20
Kuan - Contemplation (View)

yang
yang above: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
yin
yin
yin below: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
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Hexagram Twenty/Line Three


Six in the third place means:
Contemplation of my life
Decides the choice
Between advance and retreat.

Rodin's The Thinker - Edvard Munch, 1880


This is the place of transition. We no longer look outward to receive pictures that are more or less limited and confused, but direct our contemplation upon ourselves in order to find a guideline for our decisions. This self-contemplation means the overcoming of naïve egotism in the person who sees everything solely form his own standpoint. He begins to reflect and in this way acquires objectivity. However, self-knowledge does not mean preoccupation with one's own thoughts; rather, it means concern about the effects one creates. It is only the effects our lives produce that give us the right to judge whether what we have done means progress or regression.



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