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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 Four


Six in the fourth place means:
Entangled folly brings humiliation.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466-1536) - author of Encomium Moriae (In Praise of Folly)


For youthful folly it is the most hopeless thing to entangle itself in empty imaginings. The more obstinately it clings to such unreal fantasies, the more certainly will humiliation overtake it.
Often the teacher, when confronted with such entangled folly, has no other course but to leave the fool to himself for a time, not sparing him the humiliation that results. This is frequently the only means of rescue.



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