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Hexagram 57
Sun - The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind)

yang above: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
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Hexagram Fifty-Seven/Line One

Six at the beginning [yin at bottom] means:
In advancing and in retreating,
The perseverance of a warrior furthers.

Chinese Warrior

Inborn gentleness is often carried to the point of indecisiveness. One does not feel strong enough to advance resolutely. A thousand doubts crop up; one is, however, not minded to withdraw but drifts indecisively to and fro. In such a situation, a military decisiveness is the proper thing, so that one resolutely does what order demands. Resolute discipline is far better than irresolute license.

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