Today's I Ching for Martin Luther King Jr.
|The present is embodied in Hexagram 4 - Meng (Youthful Folly): There will be progress and success. I do not go and seek the youthful and inexperienced, but he comes and seeks me. When he shows the sincerity that marks the first recourse to divination, I instruct him. If he apply a second and third time, that is troublesome, and I do not instruct the troublesome. There will be advantage in being firm and correct.|
|In the topmost line, undivided, we see one smiting the ignorant youth, but no advantage will come from doing him an injury. Advantage would come from warding off injury from him.|
|The situation is evolving slowly, and Yin (the passive feminine force) is gaining ground.|
|The future is embodied in Hexagram 7 - Shih (The Army): With firmness and correctness, and a leader of age and experience, there will be good fortune and no error.|
|The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Ken (Mountain), which is transforming into K'un (Earth). As part of this process, stillness and obstruction are giving way to docility and receptivity.|
|The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower trigram K'an (Water), which represents danger and the unknown.|