Méng, not knowing
The great image says: At the foot of the mountain a spring wells up: Ignorance.
Méng: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
Top 9: Beating the ignorant. Fruitless to behave hostile. Fruitful to prevent violence.
As ye sow, so shall ye reap. Trying to educate using violence will raise to violence. One passes on what one is, a balanced teacher makes stable minds, arbitrariness rears to unseemliness. The same applies to your mind and body: do not force your muscles and brain to do something, just show them the way.
(Changes to hex.7)
6 at 5: Youthful ignorance. Auspicious.
Complete openness makes learning and development incredibly fast and large. Every thought, knowledge, even admiration, close this gate. Then one will need teachers and effort.
(Changes to hex.59)
6 at 3: No benefit of taking a woman who, when she sees a rich man, loses control of herself. No ground that bears fruit.
Imitating slavishly or running after urges causes loss of one's own character and dignity. In your own eyes as well as in other's eyes. When you are looking for a partner, do not choose the one who runs after you, because you will be carrying a burden for the rest of your life. Choos e the one who stands on her own two legs.
(Changes to hex.18)
9 at 2: To care for the ignorant, auspicious. To impregnate the wife, auspicious . Sons sustain the family.
To care for the immature is an investment for the future. Always look for new possibilities and develop them, even if they do not pay yet. Survival needs renewal.
(Changes to hex.23)
6: To develop the ignorant, it is fruitful to use corrections.
Beneficial to remove shackles and manacles. To go on using them brings distress.
One can learn a lot of one's faults, but one must have the freedom to make them. The quickest way to learn is by experience, which is a severe master, and with freedom and an open mind. Learning can be fun.
(Changes to hex.41)