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


Hexagram 22
Pi - Grace

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yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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yin below: Li / The Clinging, Flame
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History of silk


CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Twenty-Two/Line Five


Six in the fifth place means:
Grace in the hills and gardens.
The roll of silk is meagre and small.
Humiliation, but in the end good fortune.


A man withdraws from contact with people of the lowlands, who seek nothing but magnificence and luxury, into the solitude of the heights. There he finds an individual to look up to, whom he would like to have as a friend. But the gifts he has to offer are poor and few, so that he feels ashamed. However, it is not the material gifts that count, but sincerity of feeling, and so all goes well in the end.



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