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


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Hexagram 60
Chieh - Limitation

yin
yang above: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
yin
yin
yang below: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
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M.C. Escher Lego Waterfall


CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Sixty/Line Four


Six in the fourth place means:
Contented limitation. Success.

'Waterfall' - Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972)


Every limitation has its value, but a limitation that requires persistent effort entails a cost of too much energy. When, however, the limitation is a natural one (as for example, the limitation by which water flows only downhill), it necessarily leads to success, for then it means a saving of energy. The energy that otherwise would be consumed in a vain struggle with the object, is applied wholly to the benefit of the matter in hand, and success is assured.



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