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

Hexagram 41
Sun - Decrease

yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
yang below: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
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Hexagram Forty-One/Line Four

Six in the fourth place means:
If a man decreases his faults,
It makes the other hasten to come and rejoice.
No blame.

'Rejoice' - Daphne Stammer

A man's faults often prevent even well-disposed people from coming closer to him. His faults are sometimes reinforced by the environment in which he lives. But if in humility he can bring himself to the point of giving them up, he frees his well-disposed friends from an inner pressure and causes them to approach the more quickly, and there is mutual joy.

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