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Hexagram 4
Mêng - Youthful Folly

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yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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Hexagram Four/Line Three


Six in the third place means:
Take not a maiden who, when she sees a man of bronze,
Loses possession of herself.
Nothing furthers.

Chinese strong man


A weak, inexperienced man, struggling to rise, easily loses his own individuality when he slavishly imitates a strong personality of higher station. He is like a girl throwing herself away when she meets a strong man. Such a servile approach should not be encouraged, because it is bad both for the youth and the teacher. A girl owes it to her dignity to wait till she is wooed. In both cases it is undignified to offer oneself, and no good comes of accepting such an offer.



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