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


Hexagram 39
Chien - Obstruction

yin
yang above: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
yin
yang
yin below: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty-Nine/Line Four


Six in the fourth place means:
Going leads to obstructions,
Coming leads to union.

'Bond of Union', 1956 - M.C. Escher (1898-1972)


This too describes a situation that cannot be managed single-handed. In such a case the direct way is not the shortest. If a person were to forge ahead on his own strength and without the necessary preparations, he would not find the support he needs and would realize too late that he has been mistaken in his calculations, inasmuch as the conditions on which he hoped he could rely would prove to be inadequate. In this case it is better, therefore, to hold back for the time being and to gather together trustworthy companions who can be counted upon for help in overcoming the obstructions.



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