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


既济

Hexagram 63
Chi Chi - After Completion

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yang above: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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yin below: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Sixty-Three/Line Four


Six in the fourth place means:
The finest clothes turn to rags.
Be careful all day long.

In a time of flowering culture, an occasional convulsion is bound to occur, uncovering a hidden evil within society and at first causing a great sensation. But since the situation is favourable on the whole, such evils can easily be glossed over and concealed from the public. Then everything is forgotten and peace apparently reigns complacently once more. However, to the thoughtful man, such occurrences are grave omens that he does not neglect. This is the only way of averting evil consequences.



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