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  • Daily reading: 54 (TTC 1: These two emerge together but differ in name)

    Chapter 1: http://www.taoism.net/ttc/complete.htm

    The Yi Jing commented:

    These two emerge together but differ in name -> 54

    The formation
    54 - Assistance
    Protect one's interests by making oneself useful.



    My interpretation:

    I cannot understand this reading without follow-up questions.

    What kind of assistance is provided? (54)

    What kind of assistance is provided? -> 36.3.6 > 27

    The formation
    36 - Adversity
    One isolates themself to correct the situation.


    3 - One had retreated but while looking for supplies they find the issue.
    6 - One sees the other rising so they move quickly out of their reach.

    After thinking about it, I realize now that one is the desiring (line 3) and the other the desireless (line 6), so the two emerge together because one is the cause of the other.

    In the making
    27 - Supply
    One supplies as needed.


    Who or what protects their interests? (54)

    Who or what protects their interests? -> 58.2 > 17

    The formation
    58 - Attraction
    Wait before committing oneself. A simple proposal is enough. One wants to know what the other desires before responding.


    2 - Friends give up when one commits themself reluctantly.

    The desiring and the desireless cannot be friends.

    In the making
    17 - To guide
    When one rejoices others, they join with them.


    What are the interests? (54)

    What are the interests? -> 48

    The formation
    48 - Organization
    One distributes their action according to a plan.



    We can ask about the plan.

    What is the plan? (48)

    What is the plan? -> 53.2.3.5 > 4

    The formation
    53 - To associate
    One offers their fellows to overcome constraints by associating.


    2 - One consults the most able about the problems one might encounter.
    3 - Before leaving, one asks the others to address their negligence.
    5 - When the best don't want, one checks.

    Those who are desireless are represented by the line 3 and need to explain to those who are desiring why they are turned off. Those who are desiring are represented by the line 5 and need to make checks: are they not attractive enough or the is the other worried about something else? Both sides will gain advantage by consulting the most able: the other side, counsellors specialized in the domain or the Yi Jing (line 1).

    In the making
    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.


    How does one make oneself useful? (54)

    How does one make oneself useful? -> 5.1.2.4 > 31

    The formation
    5 - Patience
    Something is coming, look forward to it with confidence rather than going and see.


    1 - One cannot come to help immediately.
    2 - There was a bad start because there was no discussion.
    4 - Keep calm.

    The desiring and the desireless need to keep calm and improve their communication.

    In the making
    31 - Impulse
    When one helps others, they come.


    My conclusion:

    The two that emerge together but differ in name are the desiring and the desireless. The oracle's answer 54: Assistance
    Protect one's interests by making oneself useful. carries the advice to solve the issues with patience, inquiries, and communication.

    We have asked what kind of Assistance, and we have received 36.3.6 which is about discovering the problems.

    Then we have asked who protects the interests, and the oracle has answered 58.2: Friends give up when one commits themself reluctantly. since the desiring is the one who is interested, it is about the desiring side.

    When asked what are the interests, the oracle has answered 48 - Organization One distributes their action according to a plan. And when asked what was the plan the oracle has replied 53.2.3.5, which is again about communication: explaining the issues, inquiring about the issues and asking the most able for advice.

    Finally to the question How does one make oneself useful? the answer was 5.1.2.4: The desiring needs to be patient, to understand that desire will not comme immediately on the other side, that communication is essential and to keep calm.

    This is a very simple reading. More questions could have been asked and more insight gained but the line is well understood and that's the essential.
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