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


Hexagram 46
Shêng - Pushing Upward

yin
yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
yang
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind, Wood
yin

Duke of Zhou (Chou)
Zhou Dynasty
(1100-221 BC)


CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Forty-Six/Line Four


Six in the fourth place means:
The king offers him Mount Ch'i.
Good fortune. No blame.

Mount Ch'i


Mount Ch'i is in western China, the homeland of King Wên, whose son, the Duke of Chou, added the words to the individual lines. The pronouncement takes us back to a time when the Chou dynasty was coming into power. At that time King Wên introduced his illustrious helpers to the god of his native mountain, and they received their places in the halls of the ancestors by the side of the ruler. This indicates a stage in which pushing upward attains its goal. One acquires fame in the sight of gods and men, is received into the circle of those who foster the spiritual life of the nation, and thereby attains a significance that endures beyond time.



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