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

Hexagram 32
Hêng - Duration

yin above: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
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Hexagram Thirty-Two/Line Three

Nine in the third place means:
He who does not give duration to his character
Meets with disgrace.
Persistent humiliation.

If a man remains at the mercy of moods of hope or fear aroused by the outer world, he loses his inner consistency of character. Such inconsistency invariably leads to distressing experiences. These humiliations often come from an unforeseen quarter. Such experiences are not merely effects produced by the external world, but logical consequences evoked by his own nature.

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