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


Hexagram 11
T'ai - Peace

yin
yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
yang
yang below: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
yang

CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Eleven/Line Five


Six in the fifth place means:
The sovereign I
Gives his daughter in marriage.
And supreme good fortune.

The sovereign I is T'ang the Completer.1 By his decree the imperial princesses, although higher in rank than their husbands, had to obey them like all other wives. Here too we are shown a truly modest union of high and low that brings happiness and blessings.



1. [This refers to Ch'êng T'ang, the first of the Shang rulers, whose reign is thought to have begun in 1766 B.C. However, modern Chinese scholarship no longer accepts the identification of the Emperor I (1191 - 1155 B.C., according to tradition) with T'ang, and holds that the daughter mentioned was given to King Wên's father, or perhaps to King Wên himself.]


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