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


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Hexagram 33
Tun - Retreat

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yang above: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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yin below: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty-Three/Line Four


Nine in the fourth place means:
Voluntary retreat brings good fortune to the superior man
And downfall to the inferior man.

'Retreat at New Bridge' - B. Spencer Newman


In retreating the superior man is intent on taking his departure willingly and in all friendliness. He easily adjusts his mind to retreat, because in retreating he does not have to do violence to his convictions. The only one who suffers is the inferior man from whom he retreats, who will degenerate when deprived of the guidance of the superior man.



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