Video 3: how (not) to consult the Yijing

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Knight Read-a-Lot -- How cute! That made my day.


The relationship between the question, the reader, the hexagrams, and the wording of the interpretations is fascinating. There are so many variables at play! Ultimately the reader needs to grasp an answer to a question -- a process that is admittedly not easy. I think people tend to stress the importance of the exact wording of the question not because the I-Ching needs specificity, but because the reader needs it. I'm glad you addressed this point. With experience I feel the reader will depend less and less upon question phrasing and will learn better how to gather the "feel" for the response, but this kind of skill takes time and effort to build.

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