The I Ching: Khien Hexagram

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The I Ching Complete, Hexagram by Hexagram with Floral Photography related to each entry.

The I Ching by James Legge, tr. Sacred Books of the East, vol 16, 1899

The Khien Hexagram

Khien indicates progress and success. The superior man, (being humble as it implies), will have a (good) issue (to his undertakings).

  • 1. The first SIX, divided, shows us the superior man who adds humility to humility. (Even) the great stream may be crossed with this, and there will be good fortune.
  • 2. The second SIX, divided, shows us humility that has made itself recognised. With firm correctness there will be good fortune.
  • 3. The third NINE, undivided, shows the superior man of (acknowledged) merit. He will maintain his success to the end, and have good fortune.
  • 4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows one, whose action would be in every way advantageous, stirring up (the more) his humility.
  • 5. The fifth SIX, divided, shows one who, without being rich, is able to employ his neighbours. He may advantageously use the force of arms. All his movements will be advantageous.
  • 6. The sixth SIX, divided, shows us humility that has made itself recognised. The subject of it will with advantage put his hosts in motion; but (he will only) punish his own towns and state.

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