Spirit shares His understanding of I Ching.
Hexagram 29 – Double Pitfall – presents with
two Water trigrams stacked, one on the other.
This symbolic representation of flooding
warns us of a hidden and unexpected danger;
a trap or ambush.
As in the deck being stacked against me
in a game of cards?
Something like that.
How could I ever know in advance?
It would be too late to know if you did not
How to develop the skill to avoid walking
into a trap?
It doesn’t require a specialized skill.
What does it require?
It requires right, or appropriate, thinking
That advice sounds like the eight-fold path.
It is the eight-fold path.
Including right or appropriate livelihood?
To avoid associating with those who might
be tempted to take advantage of my simplicity?
That might require me to become less simple.