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Hexagram 9
Hsiao Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Small

yang above: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
yang below: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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Hexagram Nine/Line Four

Six in the fourth place means:
If you're sincere, blood vanishes and fear gives way.
No blame.

If one is in the difficult and responsible position of counselor to a powerful man, one should restrain him in such a way that right may prevail. Therein lies a danger so great that the threat of actual bloodshed may arise. Nonetheless, the power of disinterested truth is greater than all these obstacles. It carries such weight that the end is achieved, and all danger of bloodshed and all fear disappear.

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