Hexagram 42 Abundant life

I Ching. Hexagram 42 is named 益 (yì), “Augmenting”.
Other variations include “increase”. Hexagram 42 Abundant life

Hexagram 42 Relationship extenal trigrams

Thin branches of the tree rushed straight into the blue sky, and its roots penetrated deeply underground. A harmonious picture of a green tree symbolizes the beauty of life, the deep penetrating in the subtle world, and the rooting into the material plane.
Wind shakes, excites the huge crown of the tree. It is the life saturated by various events.
The liana starts to grow quickly (like thunder) right under the tree. One life serves as the basis for the rapid growth of another.
The liana braids the trunk, branches, fills the whole space. The new life ruthlessly replaces the old one.
Where once stood a powerful wood, tomorrow a huge liana will grow green. The life calm and subtle will replace by a very dynamic, full of emotions one.

Hexagram 42 Relationship intenal trigrams

IN THE SUBTLE WORLD, vibration is mainly similar which doubles the strength of what is happening.
It is a beautiful mountain on the boundless plain. This is a calm, developed and prosperous life.
It’s raining. The wind blows. The plain absorbs the mountain. All individual differences from the surrounding majority are gradually erased.
And soon it would not be possible to determine where there was once a mountain! Everywhere is an endless plain! Common views and values completely take hold of the subconscious. This is a complete formatting. From the individual subconscious, there will be practically nothing left.


IN THE MANIFESTED REALITY, habitual vanity will abate when the new dramatically (like a thunder) will fill itself with everything. ABUNDANT LIFE.
ON SUBCONSCIOUS PLANE, one solid support is replaced by another, much more powerful. At the same time, all individual qualities are erased. ABUNDANT LIFE transforms the individual subconscious in accordance with generally accepted norms.

This hexagram promises a successful resolution of any life situation. In this case, there will be a multiplication of everything! Development will go simultaneously in the direction of increasing the intensity of events and, at the same time, internal confidence and tranquility will be strengthened. It is favorable to promote new changes in life while maintaining confidence in a good end result. Emotional involvement in what is happening here is extremely undesirable. It will not only slow down the favorable course of events but will also contribute to the destruction of individuality on a subtle subconscious plane.


Multidimensionality (opposite vibration)


Hexagram 42 opposite vibration STAGNATION

STAGNATION is life without any major changes. A stormy, saturated life causes a desire to pause, to stop. That is, ABUNDANT LIFE generates STAGNATION. Life without exciting events is not just boring, but unbearable. STAGNATION, in turn, generates ABUNDANT LIFE.


Hexagram 42 Abundant life

 Abundant life

 “Leaves weren’t burnt,
The branches weren’t broken.
The day’s washed clear like glass
Yet, this is not enough,” 

 Arseniy Tarkovsky


Positions to consider:

  1. Abundant life is, in fact, no different from stagnation. One party after another, a new car is just like the old one, a new love is nothing more than a replica of the previous one. There is no real novelty at all.
  2. “To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent,” Buddha.
  3. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky,” Buddha.
  4. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive,” Howard Thurman.
  5. “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute,” Albert Einstein.
  6. “True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness,” Albert Einstein.
  7. “When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder,” Lao Tzu.
  8. “You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life,” Albert Camus.
  9. “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you,” Walt Disney.
  10. “I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. The man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe,” Abigail Adams.
  11. “Life is what happens to you while you`re busy making other plans,” John Lennon.
  12. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened,” Dr. Seuss.
  13. “When you can live forever, what do you live for?” (Twilight).
  14. “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain,” Vivian Green.
  15. “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist,” Jack London.
  16. “We’re free to go where we wish and to be what we are,” Richard Bach.
  17. “If you can dream it, you can do it,” Walt Disney.
  18. “Mama always said, dying was a part of life.” (Forrest Gump).
  19. “When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck,” Edgar Watson Howe.
  20. “The world is beautiful due to its own imperfections,” Oksana Malitskaya.
  21. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames,” Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.
  22. “Call me crazy, but I love to see people happy and succeeding. Life is a journey, not a competition,” Anonymous.
  23. “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations,” George Bernard Shaw.
  24. “What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day,” George Bernard Shaw, ‘Pygmalion’.
  25. “We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences,” Nikola Tesla.
  26. “Some people think that they live actively. In fact, they only tirelessly fuss,” unknown author.
  27.  “Dance like no one is watching, love like you’ve never been hurt; sing like no one is listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth,” Mark Twain.
  28.  “Life always distracts our attention. We do not even manage to notice from what,” Franz Kafka.
  29. “It has no problems. I don’t mean that life is not a mystery. I mean that life is not a riddle. You cannot solve it. Life is a tremendous mystery, but very simple,” Osho.
  30. “The higher a person is in mental and moral development, the freer he is, the more pleasure his life gives him,” Anton Chekhov.
  31. “Life is too short to be taken seriously,” George Bernard Shaw.
  32. “To live with a serious face, to be buttoned up is a sure way to miss the most important thing at the celebration of life,” Irwin Yalom.
  33. “Don’t rush anywhere…. Otherwise, you will miss the miracle … ” Elchin Safarli.
  34. “One must have chaos and frenzy within oneself to give birth to a dancing star”, Irvin D. Yalom.
  35. „What is all human conduct but the daily and hourly sale of our souls for trifles?“ George Bernard Shaw.
  36. „What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day,” George Bernard Shaw.
  37. “First you practice this or that, then you practice life itself, until there is an understanding that it is Life that has been practicing you all the time,” Karl Renz.
  38. “Everything you see, you project yourself. Create and see for yourself. You are the steward of the drama you call your life. You are also a playwright. You are also an actor. And you are everything that happens in it. And the audience is you too. There is no one else. You watch it, you create it, you manage it, and besides, you play a role in it… ” Karl Renz.
  39. „Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself,” George Bernard Shaw.
  40. “Life is full of small miracles … One has only to slow down the speed of your hustle and bustle,” unknown author.



 Numerology hexagram 42

Hexagram 42 corresponds to the Ajna chakra

Author: Evgeny Kitanin (Vet Zatinus).

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