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


Hexagram 60
Chieh - Limitation

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yang above: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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yang below: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
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Self Portrait 1907
Pablo Picasso


CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Sixty/Line Six


Six at the top means:
Galling limitation.
Perseverance brings misfortune.
Remorse disappears.

"L'Ascète", 1903 - Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)


If one is too severe in setting up restrictions, people will not endure them. The more consistent such severity, the worse it is, for in the long run a reaction is unavoidable. In the same way, the tormented body will rebel against excessive asceticism. On the other hand, although ruthless severity is not to be applied persistently and systematically, there may be times when it is the only means of safeguarding against guilt and remorse. In such situations ruthlessness toward oneself is the only means of saving one's soul, which otherwise would succumb to irresolution and temptation.



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