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


既济

Hexagram 63
Chi Chi - After Completion

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

CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Sixty-Three/Line Five


Nine in the fifth place means:
The neighbour in the east who slaughters an ox
Does not attain as much real happiness
As the neighbour in the west
With his small offering.

An enormous species of ox, called Aurochs , emerged from regions of northern India and migrated into Europe
Caves of Lascaux, France, two million years ago.


Religious attitudes are likewise influenced by the spiritual atmosphere prevailing in times after completion. In divine worship the simple old forms are replaced by an ever more elaborate ritual and an ever greater outward display. But inner seriousness is lacking in this show of magnificence; human caprice takes the place of conscientious obedience to the divine will. However, while man sees what is before his eyes, God looks into the heart. Therefore a simple sacrifice offered with real piety holds a greater blessing than an impressive service without warmth.



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