Thursday, May 18, 2017

Yi 1338: re: free from concern re: opinions


Wilhelm: Nine in the fourth place means: The source of enthusiasm. He achieves great things. Doubt not. You gather friends around you as a hair clasp gathers the hair.

This describes a man who is able to awaken enthusiasm through his own sureness and freedom from hesitation. He attracts people because he has no doubts and is wholly sincere. Owing to his confidence in them he wins their enthusiastic co-operation and attains success. Just as a clasp draws the hair together and hold it, so he draws man together by the support he gives them.
Changing only this line creates Hexagram 2 - K'un / The Receptive. Here we have motivating enthusiasm able to induce others to help achieve great things. Legge says this line "...shows him from whom the harmony and satisfaction come". This hexagram is changing to hexagram 2 which is an omen of sublime success. How wonderful!

Line 4 Enthusiasm without doubt = gathering friends. Changes to (2) Receptive. Shining with enthusiasm without any sense of doubt attracts others to your cause. Confidence and trust in others leads to their willing support. What you need and how you express yourself resonates with others. This is an excellent line showing a strong team based on devotion to each other or a greater good.


This describes a man who is able to awaken enthusiasm through his own sureness and freedom from hesitation. He attracts people because he has no doubts and is wholly sincere. Owing to his confidence in them he wins their enthusiastic co-operation and attains success. Just as a clasp draws the hair together and hold it, so he draws man together by the support he gives them.

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