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

Hexagram 7
Shih - The Army

yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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Hexagram Seven/Line Four

Six in the fourth place means:
The army retreats. No blame.

US army retreat

In the face of a superior enemy, with whom it would be hopeless to engage in battle, an orderly retreat is the only correct procedure, because it will save the army from defeat and disintegration. It is by no means a sign of courage or strength to insist upon engaging in a hopeless struggle regardless of circumstances.

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