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Hexagram 50
Ting - The Caldron

yin above: Li / The Clinging, Fire
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind, Wood


Hexagram Fifty/Line Four

Nine in the fourth place means:
The legs of the ting are broken.
The prince's meal is spilled
And his person is soiled.

The Prince of Hell - Hieronymus Bosch

'The Prince of Hell with a Cauldron on his Head'
from The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1480) - Hieronymus Bosch

A man has a difficult and responsible task to which he is not adequate. Moreover, he does not devote himself to it with all his strength but goes about with inferior people; therefore the execution of the work fails. In this way he also incurs personal opprobrium.
Kongfu (Confucius) says about this line:

"Weak character coupled with honored place, meagre knowledge with large plans, limited powers with heavy responsibility, will seldom escape disaster."

The Prince of Hell

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