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  • 20. Kuan / Contemplation (View)

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    ------- above Sun The Gentle, Wind
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    --- --- below K'un The Receptive, Earth
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    The Judgement

    Contemplation. The ablution has been made,
    But not yet the offering.
    Full of trust they look up to him.

    The Image

    The wind blows over the earth:
    The image of Contemplation.
    Thus the kings of old visited the regions of the world,
    Contemplated the people,
    And gave them instruction.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    Boylike contemplation.
    For an inferior man, no blame.
    For a superior man, humiliation.
    Change in the second place means:
    Contemplation through the crack of the door.
    Furthering for the perseverance of a woman.
    Change in the third place means:
    Contemplation of my life
    Decides the choice
    Between advance and retreat.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    Contemplation of the light of the kingdom.
    It furthers one to exert influence as the guest of a king.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Contemplation of my life.
    The superior man is without blame.
    Change at the top means:
    Contemplation of his life.
    The superior man is without blame.

 
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