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  • 32. Hêng / Duration

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    --- --- above Chên The Arousing, Thunder
    ------- below Sun The Gentle, Wind
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    The Judgement

    Duration. Success. No blame.
    Perseverance furthers.
    It furthers one to have somewhere to go.

    The Image

    Thunder and wind: the image of Duration.
    Thus the superior man stands firm
    And does not change his direction.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    Seeking duration too hastily brings misfortune persistently.
    Nothing that would further.
    Change in the second place means:
    Remorse disappears.
    Change in the third place means:
    He who does not give duration to his character
    Meets with disgrace.
    Persistent humiliation.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    No game in the field.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Giving duration to one's character through perseverance.
    This is good fortune for a woman, misfortune for a man.
    Change at the top means:
    Restlessness as an enduring condition brings misfortune.

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