43 - Break-Through

Contemporary Interpretation

43 - Break-Through

Until I finally
enter the river

I, I,
All I,
And more:
[brilliant thought,
clear intention... ].
Until I finally
Enter the river,
Open myself
To the world.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yang yang yang yang yang

Upper Trigram: Dui, Lake

2nd Core Character: Qian, Heaven

1st Core Character: Qian, Heaven

Lower Trigram: Qian, Heaven

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 43 - break-through (resoluteness)

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

First and Second Change: Qian → Qian, the Heaven

Third Change: Qian → Dui, the Lake

Upper Trigram: Dui, the Lake

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

Break-through (43) signifies determination: the strong turns decisively against the weak.

The image

The lake has risen up to heaven: the image of break-through. Thus the superior man donates precious wealth downwards and refrains from dwelling upon his virtue.

The judgement

Break-through. The matter must be announced at the king's court with determination. It must be announced truthfully. Danger! One must notify one's own town. It does not further to resort to arms. It furthers one to undertake something. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations