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The original Richard Wilhelm translation for the hexagram line...


大有

Hexagram 14
Ta Yu - Possession in Great Measure

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yin above: Li / The Clinging, Flame
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yang below: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Fourteen/Line Four


Nine in the fourth place means:
He makes a difference
Between himself and his neighbour.
No blame.

This characterises the position of a man placed among rich and powerful neighbours. It is a dangerous position. He must look neither to the right nor to the left, and must shun envy and the temptation to vie with others. In this way he remains free of mistakes.1



1. Another generally accepted translation of the line is as follows:


He does not rely on his abundance
No blame.


This would mean that the individual avoids mistakes because he possesses as if he possesses nothing.




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