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


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Hexagram 33
Tun - Retreat

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yang above: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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yin below: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty-Three/Line Five


Nine in the fifth place means:
Friendly retreat. Perseverance brings good fortune.

'The Beginning of a Perfect Day' - Thomas Kinkade


It is the business of the superior man to recognise in time that the moment for retreat has come. If the right moment is chosen, the retreat can be carried out within the forms of perfect friendliness, without the necessity of disagreeable discussions. Yet, for all the observance of amenities, absolute firmness of decision is necessary if one is not to be led astray by irrelevant considerations.


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