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Hexagram 57
Sun - The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind)

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yang above: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
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yang
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Fifty-Seven/Line Three


Nine in the third place means:
Repeated penetration. Humiliation.

'Self-Portrait Hesitating Between Painting and Music' - Kauffmann, 1791


Penetrating reflection must not be pushed too far, lest it cripple the power of decision. After a matter has been thoroughly pondered, it is essential to form a decision and to act. Repeated deliberation brings fresh doubts and scruples, and thereby humiliation, because one shows oneself unable to act.



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