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Yi Jing

  Kuan - Contemplation (View)

     20.  Kuan - Contemplation (View)

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

     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

          Six at the beginning means:
          Boylike contemplation.
          For an inferior man, no blame.
          For a superior man, humiliation.

          Six in the second place means:
          Contemplation through the crack of the door.
          Furthering for the perseverance of a woman.

          Six in the third place means:
          Contemplation of my life
          Decides the choice
          Between advance and retreat.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          Contemplation of the light of the kingdom.
          It furthers one to exert influence as the guest of a king.

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

          Nine at the top means:
          Contemplation of his life.
          The superior man is without blame.