26 - The Taming Power of the Great

Contemporary Interpretation

34 - The Taming Power of the Great

Open myself to the world,
decide, release.

I, I,
All I,
Open myself
To the world
And release.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

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Upper Trigram: Gen, Mountain

2nd Core Character: Zhen, Thunder

1st Core Character: Dui, Lake

Lower Trigram: Qian, Heaven

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 26 - the taming power of the great

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

First Change: Qian → Dui, the Lake

Second Change: Dui → Zhen, the Thunder

Third Change: Zhen → Gen, the Mountain

Upper Trigram: Gen, the Mountain

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 taming power of the great (26) refers to time.

The image

Heaven within the mountain: the image of the taming power of the great. Thus the superior man studies numerous ancient sayings and deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character.

The judgement

The taming power of the great. Perseverance furthers. Not eating at home brings good fortune. It furthers to cross the great water. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations