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On June 28, 2018 at 7:09 PM 

why is he m s m n?

and received a response of:
old yin
yin
yin
old yang
old yin
yang
 

36 Smothered Light

The Statement of the first hexagram

Smothered light.

Gain is difficult: persist.

The changing lines

The second line:
Smothered light: injury in the left thigh.

Exert horselike strength to rescue.

Fortunate.
The third line:
Smothered light on a southern expedition.

Their great chief is captured.

One cannot be hasty to establish rule.
The sixth line:
Not a bright night.

First rise into the sky,

then plunge into the earth.
yang
yin
yin
yin
yang
yang
 

41 Decrease

The Statement of the second hexagram

Decrease. Have confidence.

Great fortune. No fault

if one can be upright.

Gain by having a place to go.

How should one act?

Two square bamboo baskets

can be used in offering.
 
 

The Image of the first hexagram

Brilliance
in the earth's core:
smothered light.
The noble one
governs the multitude
by obscurity-
but with enlightenment.
 
 

The Image of the second hexagram

Lake below mountain:
decrease. The noble one
halts his anger
and curbs his desires.