01 - Determination

Contemporary Interpretation

01 - Determination

Crystal clear intention,
brightly glowing thought

I, I,
All I.
At the beginning:
Crystal clear intention,
Brightly glowing
To enter
the river [of life].

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yang yang yang yang yang

Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven

2nd Core Character: Qian, Heaven

1st Core Character: Qian, Heaven

Lower Trigram: Qian, Heaven

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 01 - determination

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

First, Second and Third Change: Qian → Qian, the Heaven

Upper Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation

The Interplay of Yin and Yang

Dem Weg des Dao folgen: Annäherung aus Westen

Changes and Impulses

Exemplary Experiences

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Classical Interpretation

The creative (01) is strong.

The image

The movement of heaven is powerful. Thus the superior man makes himself strong and tireless.

The judgement

The creative works sublime success, furthering through perseverance.
Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations