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Hexagram 27
I - The Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment)

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yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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yin
yin below: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Twenty-Seven/Line Three


Six in the third place means:
Turning away from nourishment.
Perseverance brings misfortune.
Do not act thus for ten years.
Nothing serves to further.

He who seeks nourishment that does not nourish reels from desire to gratification and in gratification craves desire. Mad pursuit of pleasure for the satisfaction of the senses never brings one to the goal. One should never (ten years is a complete cycle of time) follow this path, for nothing good can come of it.



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