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  • 23. Po / Splitting Apart

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    --- --- above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
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    --- --- below K'un The Receptive, Earth
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    The Judgement

    Splitting Apart. It does not further one
    To go anywhere.

    The Image

    The mountain rests upon the earth:
    The image of Splitting Apart.
    Thus those above can insure their position
    Only by giving generously to those below.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    The leg of the bed is split.
    Those who persevere are destroyed.
    Misfortune.
    Change in the second place means:
    The bed is split at the edge.
    Those who persevere are destroyed.
    Misfortune.
    Change in the third place means:
    He splits with them. No blame.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    The bed is split up to the skin.
    Misfortune.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    A shoal of fishes. Favor comes through the court ladies.
    Everything acts to further.
    Change at the top means:
    There is a large fruit still uneaten.
    The superior man receives a carriage.
    The house of the inferior man is split apart.
  • Changed Hexagram
    K'un / The Receptive

 
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