I Ching or Book of Changes

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I Ching or Book of Changes

I Ching or Book of Changes

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In such times of shock, presence of mind is all too easily lost: the individual overlooks all opportunities for action and mutely lets fate take its course. This isequally necessary whether we are dealing with the superstitionsand mysteries of old Chinese sorcerers or the no less superstitioustheories of modern European scholars who try to interpret allhistorical cultures in terms of their experience of primitivesavages.

Thus the work finds favor in the eyes of the Deity, who dispenses great good fortune, and becomes pleasing to men, wherefore all goes well. Just as wood draws strength for its upward push from the root, which in itself is in the lowest place, so the power to rise comes from this low and obscure station. If he were to show strength outwardly and turn against this man before the time is ripe, he would only endanger the entire situation, because the inferior man would too quickly have recourse to countermeasures. Publisher s black papered slipcase with label to one panel (wear,separation at opening to right panel, still solid, good or better).This is especially important in the development of character; every faintly evil thought must be put aside immediately, before it goes too far and takes root in the mind. Thus the hexagram is intended to designate an objective situation to which one must become accustomed, not a subjective attitude. One has certain relations with him, hence there is danger that one may give up the struggle as hopeless. Energetic biting through overcomes the obstacle that prevents joining of the lips; the storm with its thunder and lightning overcomes the disturbing tension in nature. This refers to a man who is honored by the ruler and whose principles now prevail and shape the world.

The Ch'in and Han dynasties [2] saw the beginning of a formalistic natural philosophy that soughtto embrace the entire world of thought in a system of number symbols. The gifts are insignificant, there is no one to sponsor him, he introduces himself; yet all this need not be humiliating if only there is the honest intention of mutual help in danger.While THE WELL relates to the social foundation of our life, and this foundation is likened to the water that serves to nourish growing wood, the present hexagram refers to the cultural superstructure of society. He must then proceed in the right way, so that he gladdens the people and, by enlightening them, prevents excesses. Normally a person either provides his own means of nourishment or is supported in a proper way by those whose duty and privilege it is to provide for him. The inferior, dark forces overcome what is superior and strong, not by direct means, but by undermining it gradually and imperceptibly, so that it finally collapses. And if he succeeds in assigning the right place to life and to fate, thus bringing the two into harmony, he puts his fate on a firm footing.

The fear and trembling engendered by shock come to an individual at first in such a way that he sees himself placed at a disadvantage as against others. The image also refers to the world of plants, which lift water out of the earth by means of their fibers.Since we naturally incline to leniency, we must make every effort to be like yellow gold—that is, as true as gold and as impartial as yellow, the color of the middle [the mean].

This time resembles that of the marriage of heaven and earth, when the earth partakes of the creative power of heaven, forming and bringing forth living beings. If, owing to weakness of spirit, a man cannot support himself, a feeling of uneasiness comes over him; this is because in shirking the proper way of obtaining a living, he accepts support as a favor from those in higher place. There are many people who in a noble pride hold themselves aloof from all that is low and rebuff it brusquely wherever it comes to meet them. The two together represent the repeated movement of the sun, the function of light with respect to time.

If for instance the military defense of a state is carried to such excess that it provokes wars by which the power of the state is annihilated, this is a breaking of the jug. The gathering together of people in large communities is either a natural occurrence, as in the case of the family, or an artificial one, as in the case of the state. However, it is not the material gifts that count, but sincerity of feeling, and so all goes well in the end. But as he is upright in character, he meets with response, and his lack of outward form does no harm. Through friendly relations with people of lower rank, a responsible man succeeds in becoming master of the situation.



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