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

Hexagram 18
Ku - Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay]

yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
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Hexagram Eighteen/Line Five

Six in the fifth place means:
Setting right what has been spoiled by the father.
One meets with praise.

Corruption and fall of the Han dynasty

An individual is confronted with corruption originating from neglect in former times. He lacks the power to ward it off alone, but with able helpers he can at least bring about a thorough reform, if he cannot create a new beginning, and this also is praiseworthy.

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