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


明夷

Hexagram 36
Ming I - Darkening of the Light

yin
yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
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yang
yin below: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty-Six/Line Four


Six in the fourth place means:
He penetrates the left side of the belly.
One gets at the very heart of the darkening of the light,
And leaves gate and courtyard.

Hara kiri


We find ourselves close to the commander of darkness and so discover his most secret thoughts. In this way we realise that there is no longer any hope of improvement, and thus we are enabled to leave the scene of disaster before the storm breaks.



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