14 - Possession in Great Measure

Contemporary Interpretation

14 - Possession in Great Measure

Discerning the pure
from the impure

I, I,
All I,
Open myself to the world
And separate
The pure
[what I am]
From the impure
[what I am not].

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yin yang yang yang yang

Upper Trigram: Li, Fire

2nd Core Character: Dui, Lake

1st Core Character: Qian, Heaven

Lower Trigram: Qian, Heaven

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 14 - possession in great measure

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

First Change: Qian → Qian, the Heaven

Second Change: Qian → Dui, the Lake

Third Change: Dui → Li, the Fire

Upper Trigram: Li, the Fire

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

Possession in great measure (14) indicates quantity.

The image

Fire in heaven above: the image of possession in great measure. Thus the superior man inhibits what is evil and promotes what is good, and hereby obeys heaven's benevolent will.

The judgement

Possession in great measure. Sublime success. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations