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


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Hexagram 64
Wei Chi - Before Completion

yang
yin above: Li / The Clinging, Flame
yang
yin
yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Sixty-Four/Line Six


Nine at the top means:
There is drinking of wine
In genuine confidence. No blame.
But if one wets his head,
He loses it, in truth.

Winejug


Before completion, at the dawning of the new time, friends foregather in an atmosphere of mutual trust, and the time of waiting is passed in conviviality. Since the new era is hard on the threshold, there is no blame in this. But one must be careful in all this to keep within proper bounds. If in his exuberance a man gets drunk, he forfeits the favourableness of the situation through his intemperance.



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