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47 — Oppression — HEXAGRAM NUMBER FORTY-SEVEN –. OPPRESSION. Other titles: Exhaustion, The Symbol of Repression and Confinement, Adversity. I Ching Hexagram 47 – The embarrassment – Circumstances or appearances play a negative role. Justifying oneself is useless, one will be understood later. Archetype Oppression. CR P02 C47 A Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and.

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This might suggest a long-standing hexagdama or limiting belief: In giving it is only when there are strings attached that we become exhausted. We are asked to sacrifice our need to understand the incomprehensible and submit to the requirements of the time.

Outwardly, things appear fine; but inwardly, you feel oppressed, weighted, and dreary? Suddenly one is enabled to face the most incredible hardships with a light heart.

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This seeming oppression should not even bother you. But as soon as he grasps the situation, changes his mental attitude, and makes a firm decision, he masters oppression.

At some point you have to take responsibility for your condition and stop looking around for blame. The situation is one that is severely limiting and some type of change is required.

His fears and irresolute concerns over previous failures are not conducive to progress. Line 4 Progress in helping others is still possible, but due to obstructions, it may seem that you are the one in need of help.

Philosophically, however, this oppression is exactly what teaches depower and virtue, the power to find what is great and truly rely on it. What good advice can help an individual who has become his own worst enemy?

Cleary — The Taoist I Ching. The great man brings about good fortune. You are in the Inspiring phase of this Pair.


One abandons their affairs for a time because they see nothing. This is one of the more confusing changes I’ve read so far Our sacrifices are necessary for these changes to take place, even if they don’t immediately make sense to us.

One is not believed but if they show their dedication, then they will be listened to. He says to himself: During hard times it is especially essential to tap that wellspring of human endurance — hope.

Purpose not yet acquired indeed. Progress in helping others is still possible, but due to obstructions, it may seem that you are the one in need of help.

Perilousness is the attribute of the lower trigram, and Cheerfulness that of the upper.

heaxgrama The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing while expecting a different result. I’ll think about this reading a bit more now, with all this in mind, but again thanks!

Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Go your own way. Most translations render this line as a golden carriage a luxurious vehicleslowly transporting the subject of the fourth line to his destination. You ostensibly have all you need but you feel oppressed by lack of recognition.

Exhausted on a rock, resting on thorns, going into a house but not seeing the wife is not a good sign.

I Ching Hexagram 47

Exhausted, but with food and drink. Possessing words not trustworthy.

A simple and natural way to hrxagrama yourself when you see something that inspires you to say something beautiful. He will come out of hardship slowly and be happy. Harvest the crop by inaugurating new developments. The Superior Hexagraam risks his life to carry out his will. Line 5 One is not believed but if they show their dedication, then they will be listened to. The general idea behind it is the offering of something valuable to obtain something more valuable, which may not be immediately obvious; it is an act of faith and acknowledgment of subservience to higher guidance.


This lack of steadfastness is a problem because it obstructs acceptance and its corrective power. Prepare yourself through inner work.

In the meantime, all he can do is to maintain inner composure, as in offering sacrifices to heaven. Here the situation is the seeming contradiction of being oppressed while surrounded by plenty, so the sacrifice could involve not partaking of what is readily available. Line six is at the top of the figure, where the distress may be supposed to reach its height. Line 5 When you find that your best ideas and good intentions are stifled by bureaucrats emitting red-tape, your only course of action may be to suffer patiently, and consider your efforts as a sacrifice to the gods of efficiency.

It is a Mission of the stage of the Symbolic Life that confers higher levels of empowerment in culture and a new ritual status on the fully individualized being.

Problems may still remain after such help arrives, but the anchor that kept your mind mired in your troubles — real hexagrams imagined — is being lifted. Bamboo symbolizes great virtue because its leaves droop, portraying how one can bow down to the changes and still be content.

But he is still irresolute; he is still influenced by the previous conditions and fears that he may have cause for regret if he makes a move. Use your time wisely. He is not responsive.

Though the place is not appropriate, hexagraka nevertheless has companions. He is oppressed by creeping vines. The Family provides an environment that shows us the responsibility of caring where giving is not exhausted because it is done with no strings attached.

Resolution of the situation is slow in coming: