no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
This time I'm just: Observer
Find your own rhythm:
Let impressions and events
What has actually happened?
And what does it mean -
Detached from me,
From my personality?
This time I'm just:
[I am safe. I am warm.]
Upper Trigram: Kun, Earth
2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth
1st Core Character: Zhen, Thunder
Lower Trigram: Dui, LakeInformation regarding the interpretation model
The significance of the characters »approach« (19) and »contemplation« is that in part they give and in part they take.
The earth above the lake: the image of approach. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible in his purpose to teach and without limit in suffering and protecting the people.
Approach has sublime success. Perseverance furthers. In the eighth month comes misfortune.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 → Kun, the Earth
Upper Trigram: Kun, the Earth
When interpreting a hexagram, Kun points at the place which we are at, here and now. Kun invites us to calm down and to use this place / moment as a source of strength. Like a wave rolling back into the sea, its origin, focusing and drawing new energies. Hide
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.