Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I Ching: Hexagram 20 - The Lines, Part 5

Nine in the fifth place means:
Contemplation of my life.
The superior man is without blame.

A man in an authoritative position to whom others look up must always be ready for self-examination. The right sort of self-examination, however, consists not in idly brooding over oneself but in examining the effects one produces. Only when these effects are good, will the contemplations of one's own life bring the satisfaction of knowing oneself to be free of mistakes.
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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