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Hexagram 48
Ching - The Well

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yang above: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind, Wood
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Forty-Eight/Line Five


Nine in the fifth place means:
In the well there is a clear, cold spring
From which one can drink.

A well that is fed by a spring of living water is a good well. A man who has virtues like a well of this sort is born to be a leader and saviour of men, for he has the water of life. Nevertheless, the character for "good fortune" is left out here. The all-important thing about a well is that its water be drawn. The best water is only a potentiality for refreshment as long as it is not brought up. So too with leaders of mankind: it is all-important that one should drink from the spring of their words and translate them into life.



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