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  • 55. Fêng / Abundance (Fullness)

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    --- --- above Chên The Arousing, Thunder
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    --- --- below Li The Clinging, Flame
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    The Judgement

    Abundance has success.
    The king attains abundance.
    Be not sad.
    Be like the sun at midday.

    The Image

    Both thunder and lightning come:
    The image of Abundance.
    Thus the superior man decides lawsuits
    And carries out punishments.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    When a man meets his destined ruler,
    They can be together ten days,
    And it is not a mistake.
    Going meets with recognition.
    Change in the second place means:
    The curtain is of such fullness
    That the polestars can be seen at noon.
    Through going one meets with mistrust and hate.
    If one rouses him through truth,
    Good fortune comes.
    Change in the third place means:
    The underbrush is of such abundance
    That the small stars can be seen at noon.
    He breaks his right arm. No blame.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    The curtain is of such fullness
    That the polestars can be seen at noon.
    He meets his ruler, who is of like kind.
    Good fortune.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Lines are coming,
    Blessing and fame draw near.
    Good fortune.
    Change at the top means:
    His house is in a state of abundance.
    He screens off his family.
    He peers through the gate
    And no longer perceives anyone.
    For three years he sees nothing.
    Misfortune.

 
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