no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
Reenter the river of abundance.
A short cycle
Let me be fed,
The river of
Upper Trigram: Gen, Mountain
2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth
1st Core Character: Zhen, Thunder
Lower Trigram: Dui, LakeInformation regarding the interpretation model
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
Dynamics of the Hexagram
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 interpretations shown above gradually moved away from Eastern concepts. Let us proceed even a little further. In this section I develop a model of interpretation from a Western perspective, more precisely: from the perspective of philosophical anthropology.
A detailed article on the subject can be found here: A Western Approximation
You can help the further development of no2DO by sending me the question you asked the I Ching and its response (the hexagram's name and number). Each hexagram's tendencies open up most clearly when examined in the context of a personal situation.