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


Hexagram 50
Ting - The Caldron

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yin above: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind, Wood
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Fifty/Line Six


Nine at the top means:
The ting has rings of jade.
Great good fortune.
Nothing that would not act to further.

Jade rings


In the preceding line the carrying rings are described as golden, to denote their strength; here they are said to be of jade. Jade is notable for its combination of hardness with soft lustre. This counsel, in relation to the man who is open to it, works greatly to his advantage. Here the counsel is described in relation to the sage who imparts it. In imparting it, he will be mild and pure, like precious jade. Thus the work finds favour in the eyes of the Deity, who dispenses great good fortune, and becomes pleasing to men, wherefore all goes well.



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