and for everything you gain, you lose something else. –Emerson
By: James Byrd
A. Hexagram forty- one is Sun or Diminishing. Another interpretation is Decrease. The lower trigram is Dui: open, swamp or forest. The upper trigram is Gen: bound or mountain.
B. The Judgment1. Decrease combined with sincerity
Brings about supreme good fortune
Without blame. One may be persevering in this.
2. It furthers one to undertake something. How is this to be carried out?
One may use two small bowls for the sacrifice.
C. The Image1. At the foot of the mountain, the lake:
a) The image of Decrease.
b) Thus the superior man controls his anger
And restrains his instincts.
II. My interpretation
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