36. Ming I / Darkening of the Light

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--- --- above K'un The Receptive, Earth
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--- --- below Li The Clinging, Flame
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The Judgement

Darkening of the Light. In adversity
It furthers one to be persevering.

The Image

The light has sunk into the earth:
The image of Darkening of the Light.
Thus does the superior man live with the great mass:
He veils his light, yet still shines.

The Lines

() Six in the second place means:
Darkening of the light injures him in the left thigh.
He gives aid with the strength of a horse.
Good fortune.
() Six in the fifth place means:
Darkening of the light as with Prince Chi.
Perseverance furthers.

5. Hsu / Waiting (Nourishment)

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------- above K'an The Abysmal, Water
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------- below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
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The Judgement

Waiting. If you are sincere,
You have light and success.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.

The Image

Clouds rise up to heaven:
The image of Waiting.
Thus the superior man eats and drinks,
Is joyous and of good cheer.