Friday, March 15, 2013

I Ching: Hexagram 16 - The Lines, Part 5

Six in the fifth place means:
Persistently ill, and still does not die.

Here enthusiasm is obstructed. A man is under constant pressure, which prevents him from breathing freely. However, this pressure has its advantage -- it prevents him from consuming his powers in empty enthusiasm. Thus constant pressure can actually serve to keep one alive.
Translator of this version of the I Ching is Richard Wilhelm. If you missed any posts in this series, please utilize the I Ching label below.

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