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Hexagram 59
Huan - Dispersion [Dissolution]

yang above: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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Hexagram Fifty-Nine/Line Four

Six in the fourth place means:
He dissolves his bond with his group.1
Supreme good fortune.
Dispersion leads in turn to accumulation.
This is something that ordinary men do not think of.

'Dispersion' - Abstract Design by Exper Giovanni Rubaltelli, 2007

When we are working at a task that affects the general welfare, we must leave all private friendships out of account. Only by rising above party interests can we achieve something decisive. He who has the courage thus to forego what is near wins what is afar. But in order to comprehend this standpoint, one must have a wide view of the interrelationships of life, such as only unusual men attain.

1. [Literally, in the German, "He dissolves himself from his group."]

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