Reenter the river of abundance.
A short cycle
Let me be fed,
The river of
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Upper Trigram: Gen, Mountain
2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth
1st Core Character: Zhen, Thunder
Lower Trigram: Dui, Lake
The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix
The Changes in Detail
Lower Trigram: Dui, the Lake
First Change: Dui → Zhen, the Thunder
Second Change: Zhen → Kun, the Earth
Third Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain
Upper Trigram: Gen, the Mountain
Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation
The Interplay of Yin and Yang
Changes and Impulses
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The characters »decrease« (41) and »increase« show the beginning of flourishment and decay.
At the foot of the mountain is the lake: the image of decrease. Thus the superior man tames his anger and inhibits his instincts.
Decrease together with truthfulness has sublime good fortune without blame. One may be preserving. It furthers to undertake something. How is this done? One may use two small bowls for the sacrifice.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
References and Connotations
- Hexagram 40 → hexagram 41 → hexagram 42
- LU8 (To Arrange and Regulate the Gutters)
- Five of Coins