04 / 17 Youthful Folly
"MENG : cover, pull over, hide, conceal; lid or cover; clouded awareness, dull; ignorance, immaturity; unseen beginnings. The ideogram: plant and covered, hidden growth"ERANOS p124
"[From containment comes retention/selectivity : Masking].
One uses maturing to nurture self development."
In hexagram 04 the goal here is learning (the lines deal with both student and teacher) and thus developing a sense of security. This is the act of learning how to put on one's social 'mask' with an emphasis on rote teaching/learning.
Hexagram 04 is the general form of hexagram 43
The raw context from which this has developed is described by hexagram 19 Approaching/Defering. We pass through hexagram 29 Containing before reaching here.
By introducing this hexagram as context, you can change a state described by any other hexagram into a state described by hexagram 07. To make a state associated with another hexagram transform into this state, introduce hexagram 07 as context.
It is important to remember that, when using transformative methods, the more lines requiring change, the more energy required when attempting to introduce a different context. It may therefore be of benefit to work on existing changing lines and achieve your goal in steps rather than attempt, for example, a six-line change all at once.
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