I Ching Hexagrams – The Bysmal: meaning of the lines
Line 1: It’s only our fault that we got into a dangerous situation, that we got trapped. We overrated ourselves and our abilities. This is not the proper way to handle the situation.
Line 2: The dangerous situation the line got into can only be sold with patience. You can get out of trouble carefully.
Line 3: There is a rift behind and in front of the rift. No matter which way you go, danger is expected. If we overrate ourselves, difficult situations await us. Danger shouldn’t be attacked directly.
Line 4: Be honest to get rid of difficulties.
Line 5: Avoid pride and self-sufficiency. If we are in a good situation don’t be overambitious. If the feelings are strong don’t yield to our desires. Be modest.
Line 6: This line is in a dangerous position because of ignorance or stubbornness. If you don’t change your situation soon, you lose the chance doing it.