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The original Richard Wilhelm translation for the hexagram line...


Hexagram 54
Kuei Mei - The Marrying Maiden

yin above: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
yang below: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
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Hexagram Fifty-Four/Line Two

Nine in the second place means:
A one-eyed man who is able to see.
The perseverance of a solitary man furthers.

'Le cyclope' - Odilon Redon (1840 - 1916) - Kröller Müller museum - Holland

Here the situation is that of a girl married to a man who has disappointed her. Man and wife ought to work together like a pair of eyes. Here the girl is left behind in loneliness; the man of her choice either has become unfaithful or has died. But she does not lose the inner light of loyalty. Though the other eye is gone, she maintains her loyalty even in loneliness.

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