I Ching - Stripping, Po (PO)

I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 23 - Stripping, Po

Hexagram Number 23
Keyword(s): Disintegration
Symbolic of: the finality of death

THE PO HEXAGRAM



The General Meaning

Po indicates that (in the state which it symbolises) it will not be advantageous to make a movement in any direction whatever.


Explanation of the separate lines

1. The first SIX, divided, shows one overturning the couch by injuring its legs. (The injury will go on to) the destruction of (all) firm correctness, and there will be evil.

2. The second SIX, divided, shows one overthrowing the couch by injuring its frame. (The injury will go on to) the destruction of (all) firm correctness, and there will be evil.

3. The third SIX, divided, shows its subject among the overthrowers; but there will be no error.

4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject having overthrown the couch, and (going to injure) the skin (of him who lies on it). There will be evil.

5. The fifth SIX, divided, shows (its subject leading on the others like) a string of fishes, and (obtaining for them) the favour that lights on the inmates of the palace. There will be advantage in every way.

6. The topmost NINE, undivided, shows its subject (as) a great fruit which has not been eaten. The superior man finds (the people again) as a chariot carrying him. The small men (by their course) overthrow their own dwellings.

 

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