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


Hexagram 47
K'un - Oppression (Exhaustion)

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yang above: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
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yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Forty-Seven/Line Four


Nine in the fourth place means:
He comes very quietly, oppressed in a golden carriage.
Humiliation, but the end is reached.

"Prinsjesdag", every year on the third Tuesday of September in the centre of The Hague, Holland.
The Dutch crown prince in the golden carriage, after the Queen's speech.


A well-to-do man sees the need of the lower classes and would like very much to be of help. But instead of proceeding with speed and energy where there is need, he begins in a hesitant and measured way. Then he encounters obstructions. Powerful and wealthy acquaintances draw him into their circle; he has to do as they do and cannot withdraw from them. Hence he finds himself in great embarrassment. But the trouble is transitory. The original strength of his nature offsets the mistake he has made, and the goal is reached.



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