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Hexagram 55 Abundance [Fullness]
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Expression Fēng intimates progress and development. When a king has reached the point (which the name denotes) there is no occasion to be anxious (through fear of a change). Let him be as the sun at noon.
Judgement Abundance has success. The king attains abundance. Be not sad. Be like the sun at midday.
Image Both thunder and lightning come. Image of Abundance. Thus the superior man decides lawsuits And carries out punishments.
      Expression: His house is in a state of abundance. He screens off his family. He peers through the gate and no longer perceives anyone. For three years he sees nothing. Misfortune.
Image: 'He has made his house large:'--he soars (in his pride) to the heavens. 'He looks at his door, which is still, with no one about it:'--he (only) keeps himself withdrawn from all others.
      Expression: Lines are coming, blessing and fame draw near. Good fortune.
Image: 'The good fortune indicated by the fifth SIX, (divided),'is the congratulation (that is sure to arise).
  Expression: The curtain is of such fullness that the polestars can be seen at noon. He meets his ruler, who is of like kind. Good fortune.
Image: 'He is surrounded by a screen large and thick:'--the position of the line is inappropriate. 'At midday he sees the constellation of the Bushel:'--there is darkness and no light. 'He meets with the subject of the line, undivided like himself. There will be good fortune:'--action may be taken.
  Expression: The underbrush is of such abundance that the small stars can be seen at noon. He breaks his right arm. No blame.
Image: 'There is an (additional) screen of a large and thick banner:'--great things should not be attempted (in such circumstances). 'He breaks his right arm:'--in the end he will not be fit to be employed.
      Expression: The curtain is of such fullness that the polestars can be seen at noon. Through going one meets with mistrust and hate. If one rouses him through truth, good fortune comes.
Image: 'Let him cherish his feeling of sincere devotion, that it shall appear being put forth:'--it is by sincerity that the mind is affected.
  Expression: When a man meets his destined ruler, they can be together ten days, and it is not a mistake. Going meets with recognition.
Image: 'Though they are both of the same character, there will be no error:'--if the subject of this line seek to overpass that similarity, there will be calamity.