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

Hexagram 6
Sung - Conflict

yang above: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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Hexagram Six/Line Five

Nine in the fifth place means:
To contend before him
Brings supreme good fortune.

Zhao Kuangyin seized power by a coup in Chenqiaoyi in 960

This refers to an arbiter in a conflict who is powerful and just, and strong enough to lend weight to the right side. A dispute can be turned over to him with confidence. If one is in the right, one attains great good fortune.

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