I Ching Hexagram 4

4 - Asking for advice

Give references to the student who asks oneself questions, but delay before answering to the foolish questions. That way the student will trust their judgment.

I Ching Hexagram 4



Line Comments

Line 1

I Ching Hexagram 4

One shows the student the limits which must not be exceeded, then the student must be trusted.


Line 2

I Ching Hexagram 4

When someone is welcoming and a patient teacher, they are trusted.


Line 3

I Ching Hexagram 4

One shall not give in to the impatience of the younger ones.


Line 4

I Ching Hexagram 4

If one learns alone, it is their choice.


Line 5

I Ching Hexagram 4

One does not stop asking.


Line 6

I Ching Hexagram 4

Dismiss those who cross the line.


Nuclear hexagram

788888 24 - To return

One returns to see the results of their action.


Complementary hexagram

787778 49 - Tidy up

Renewal is necessary when deficiencies are identified and one has a substitution plan. It will be in their interest to complete the changes. One should forget regrets.


Mirror hexagram

788878 3 - Remedy

Time will need to be spent. Seek assistance and clarify the situation by identifying the problems.

Mutations

8788874 - Asking for advice

Give references to the student who asks oneself questions, but delay before answering to the foolish questions. That way the student will trust their judgment.

6788874.1 (4 > 41)

One shows the student the limits which must not be exceeded, then the student must be trusted.

8988874.2 (4 > 23)

When someone is welcoming and a patient teacher, they are trusted.

6988874.1.2 (4 > 27)

One does not joke with those who have accounts to settle.

8768874.3 (4 > 18)

One shall not give in to the impatience of the younger ones.

6768874.1.3 (4 > 26)

One can understand the real reason provided that they are able to listen to those who know.

8968874.2.3 (4 > 52)

One assumes that others will have nothing to complain about.

6968874.1.2.3 (4 > 22)

One exhausts oneself by trying to do what the others have asked for.

8786874.4 (4 > 64)

If one learns alone, it is their choice.

6786874.1.4 (4 > 38)

One checks every day to assess their progress.

8986874.2.4 (4 > 35)

One progresses by spending more time listening to those who have things to say.

6986874.1.2.4 (4 > 21)

One can get to understand what others say if they ask them to elaborate.

8766874.3.4 (4 > 50)

One is under pressure after having displeased.

6766874.1.3.4 (4 > 14) - Knowing how to play hard to get

One has received offers that they study with attention.

8966874.2.3.4 (4 > 56)

One hears the criticisms made by those that they have wounded without paying attention.

6966874.1.2.3.4 (4 > 30)

One places in front of others the evidence that they were right.

8788674.5 (4 > 59)

One does not stop asking.

6788674.1.5 (4 > 61)

One follows parallel paths in every respect.

8988674.2.5 (4 > 20) - Seeing the bothers piling up

One goes through difficult times looking at their issues.

6988674.1.2.5 (4 > 42)

One will do things that others could not have done.

8768674.3.5 (4 > 57) - Having fun talking about others

One hears statements that do not concern those who profess them.

6768674.1.3.5 (4 > 9) - Yielding to the decrees

One encourages those who are afraid to jump in the water.

8968674.2.3.5 (4 > 53)

One offers to the guests to begin with the introductions.

6968674.1.2.3.5 (4 > 37) - Abandoning the old clothing

One invites their guest to change outfit.

8786674.4.5 (4 > 6) - Displaying creativity

One stops thinking like everyone else to search for a way to invent something more robust.

6786674.1.4.5 (4 > 10)

One can subtract half of what they have received to help others progress.

8986674.2.4.5 (4 > 12)

One thinks that they will be allowed to speak if they warn others beforehand.

6986674.1.2.4.5 (4 > 25) - Knowing what the things are made of

One knows the reasons of the progress of the works.

8766674.3.4.5 (4 > 44)

One talks about different topics depending on their interlocutors.

6766674.1.3.4.5 (4 > 1) - Supporting the loved ones

One guides their friends when they are in difficulty.

8966674.2.3.4.5 (4 > 33) - Receiving unfounded criticism

Others want to know what one can bring to them.

6966674.1.2.3.4.5 (4 > 13)

One would be well advised not to change their mind too often.

8788894.6 (4 > 7)

Dismiss those who cross the line.

6788894.1.6 (4 > 19)

One believes that others are waiting for answers when they do not want to be taught.

8988894.2.6 (4 > 2)

One must be available at the right time to welcome those who seek shelter.

6988894.1.2.6 (4 > 24)

One speaks as if others didn't know what to do.

8768894.3.6 (4 > 46)

One would like to uproot those who are too close.

6768894.1.3.6 (4 > 11) - Receiving unforeseen news

One calls someone to tell them what they think of their neighbors.

8968894.2.3.6 (4 > 15)

One follows plans that others would very much like to know.

6968894.1.2.3.6 (4 > 36) - Expecting an unlikely success

One raises a point that requires the attention of all the attendants.

8786894.4.6 (4 > 40)

One undertakes actions that lead to choices difficult to justify.

6786894.1.4.6 (4 > 54) - Agreeing under conditions

One sets a prerequisite before striking a deal.

8986894.2.4.6 (4 > 16)

One treats the incurable diseases in the hope of relieving patients.

6986894.1.2.4.6 (4 > 51)

One warns their allies that they will have difficulty supporting them.

8766894.3.4.6 (4 > 32) - Knowing the origin of rumors

One sees that their reputation is tainted by superficial questions.

6766894.1.3.4.6 (4 > 34) - Limiting one's domineering impulses

One speaks without regrets with those who have said that they have no faith.

8966894.2.3.4.6 (4 > 62)

One will give and take so that others do not get carried away.

6966894.1.2.3.4.6 (4 > 55)

One prepares a true welcome to those who are deemed worthy to be honored.

8788694.5.6 (4 > 29)

One provides more means so that others are received comfortably.

6788694.1.5.6 (4 > 60)

One will give tokens of friendship to those with whom they have learned.

8988694.2.5.6 (4 > 8)

One will have plenty of panache if they assume the consequences of their actions.

6988694.1.2.5.6 (4 > 3)

One leaves so that others know that they may continue without being observed.

8768694.3.5.6 (4 > 48)

One thinks they will still have attractions to bring in the most able and show them what one has designed.

6768694.1.3.5.6 (4 > 5)

One would do well not to compromise with dishonest people.

8968694.2.3.5.6 (4 > 39)

One will be ready to say things that others will not like to hear.

6968694.1.2.3.5.6 (4 > 63)

One expects bothers so they get ready to confront them.

8786694.4.5.6 (4 > 47)

One recovers strength while waiting until others arrive.

6786694.1.4.5.6 (4 > 58)

One prepares others to do as if they were gifted.

8986694.2.4.5.6 (4 > 45)

Others lobby so that one loses confidence.

6986694.1.2.4.5.6 (4 > 17)

One is often referring to those who had the strongest influence on them.

8766694.3.4.5.6 (4 > 28)

One promises others that they will be willing to do what they ask.

6766694.1.3.4.5.6 (4 > 43)

One assesses the chances to achieve their goal.

8966694.2.3.4.5.6 (4 > 31)

One raises a question that is of interest to those who dared not to ask it.

6966694.1.2.3.4.5.6 (4 > 49)

One wants to use items that others do not want to give back.