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


女后

Hexagram 44
Kou - Coming to Meet

yang
yang above: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
yang
yang
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
yin
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Forty-Four/Line Six


Nine at the top means:
He comes to meet with his horns.
Humiliation. No blame.

When a man has withdrawn from the world, its tumult often becomes unbearable to him. There are many people who in a noble pride hold themselves aloof from all that is low and rebuff it brusquely wherever it comes to meet them. Such persons are reproached for being proud and distant, but since active duties no longer hold them to the world, this does not greatly matter. They know how to bear the dislike of the masses with composure.



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