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


Hexagram 12
P'i - Standstill [Stagnation]

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

Hexagram Twelve/Line Six


Nine at the top means:
The standstill comes to an end.
First standstill, then good fortune.

'Traffic Jam' - 2009 - Hong Kong - Andrew Chan


The standstill does not last forever. However, it does not cease of its own accord; the right man is needed to end it. This is the difference between a state of peace and a state of stagnation. Continuous effort is necessary to maintain peace: left to itself it would change into stagnation and disintegration. The time of disintegration, however, does not change back automatically to a condition of peace and prosperity; effort must be put forth in order to end it. This shows the creative attitude that man must take if the world is to be put in order.



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