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Hexagram 30
Li - The Clinging, Fire

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yin above: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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yin below: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Thirty/Line Six


Nine at the top means:
The king used him to march forth and chastise.
Then it is best to kill the leaders
And take captive the followers. No blame.

Ancient Chinese torture


It is not the purpose of chastisement to impose punishment blindly but to create discipline. Evil must be cured at its roots. To eradicate evil in political life, it is best to kill the ring-leaders and spare the followers. In educating oneself it is best to root out bad habits and tolerate those that are harmless. For asceticism that is too strict, like sentences of undue severity, fails in its purpose.



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