10 - Treading

Contemporary Interpretation

10 - Treading

Inspirare means ensoulment.

Inspirare means ensoulment,
And inspiration
That you allow something
Spiritual, soulful
Your being.
And then give this inspiration
By breathing
New life
Into it.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yang yang yin yang yang

Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven

2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

1st Core Character: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: Dui, Lake

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 10 - treading (conduct)

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Dui, the Lake

First Change: Dui → Li, the Fire

Second Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Third Change: Sun → 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

Treading (10) does not dwell.

The image

Heaven above, the lake below: the image of treading. Thus the superior man differentiates high and low and thereby strengthens the judiciousness of the people.

The judgement

Treading upon the tiger's tail. It does not bite the man. Success.
Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations