60 - Limitation

Contemporary Interpretation

60 - Limitation

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Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

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Upper Trigram: Kan, Water

2nd Core Character: Gen, Mountain

1st Core Character: Zhen, Thunder

Lower Trigram: Dui, Lake

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 60 - limitation

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Dui, the Lake

First Change: Dui → Zhen, the Thunder

Second Change: Zhen → Gen, the Mountain

Third Change: Gen → Kan, the Water

Upper Trigram: Kan, the Water

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

Limitation (60) signifies adherence.

The image

Water above the lake: the image of limitation. Thus the superior man verifies number and dimension and examines the nature of virtue and adequate conduct.

The judgement

Limitation. Success. In bitter limitation one should not practice with perseverance. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations