Gain strength and let go.
We are rooted
As our strength increases
We can let go.
[We can let go of those parts of our ancestral heritage which, during our journey, we have already fully integrated into our being and therefore do not need any longer.]
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Upper Trigram: Gen, Mountain
2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth
1st Core Character: Zhen, Thunder
Lower Trigram: Kan, Water
The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix
The Changes in Detail
Lower Trigram: Kan, the Water
First Change: Kan → Zhen, the Thunder
Second Change: Zhen → Kun, the Earth
Third Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain
Upper Trigram: Gen, the Mountain
Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation
The Interplay of Yin and Yang
Changes and Impulses
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Youthful folly (04) means to be first confused and then to become clear.
A source springs up from underneath the mountain: the image of youth. Thus the superior man nourishes his character through thoroughgoing action.
Youthful folly has success. I am not seeing the young fool, the young fool seeks me. At the first oracle, I give advice. If he asks two, three times, then that is annoyance. If he annoys, I give no advice. Perseverance furthers.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
References and Connotations
- Hexagram 3 → hexagram 4 → hexagram 5
- KI7 (A Returning and Repeating Current)
- VII The Chariot and Page of Swords