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


明夷

Hexagram 36
Ming I - Darkening of the Light

yin
yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
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yang
yin below: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty-Six/Line Five


Six in the fifth place means:
Darkening of the light as with Prince Chi.
Perseverance furthers.

Ancient Chinese court


Prince Chi lived at the court of the evil tyrant Chou Hsin, who, although not mentioned by name, furnishes the historical example on which this whole situation is based. Prince Chi was a relative of the tyrant and could not withdraw from court; therefore he concealed his true sentiments and feigned insanity. Although he was held a slave, he did not allow external misery to deflect him from his convictions.
This provides a teaching for those who cannot leave their posts in times of darkness. In order to escape danger, they need invincible perseverance of spirit and redoubled caution in their dealings with the world.



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