Clear your mind.
And then break loose.
Sigh deeply. Let go.
[Yes, yes, there is
This restlessness in your heart...
An impulse to jump.
But still, try to let go of
Exactly this (joyous?)]
Anxiety for just one moment.
And then, internally strengthened,
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Upper Trigram: Zhen, Thunder
2nd Core Character: Kan, Water
1st Core Character: Li, Fire
Lower Trigram: Dui, Lake
The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix
The Changes in Detail
Lower Trigram: Dui, the Lake
First Change: Dui → Li, the Fire
Second Change: Li → Kan, the Water
Third Change: Kan → Zhen, the Thunder
Upper Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder
Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation
The Interplay of Yin and Yang
Changes and Impulses
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The marrying maiden (54) shows the end of being a maiden.
Above the lake is thunder: the image of the marrying maiden. Thus the superior man understands impermanence through contemplating the eternity of the end.
The marrying maiden. Undertakings bring misfortune. Nothing furthers.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
References and Connotations
- Hexagram 53 → hexagram 54 → hexagram 55
- LU11 (Our Inner Quality of Values)
- Knight of Coins