13 - Fellowship with Men

no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen

Contemporary Interpretation

13 - Fellowship with Men

Clarity born growth births me

Clarity
Born growth
Gives birth to
ME
[clearest thought,
purest intention].

The Changes

yang yang yang yang yin yang

Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven

2nd Core Character: Qian, Heaven

1st Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

Lower Trigram: Li, Fire

Information regarding the interpretation model

Classical Interpretation

Fellowship with men (13) finds affection.

The image

Heaven together with fire: the image of fellowship with men. Thus the superior man organizes the clans and differentiates things.

The judgement

Fellowship with men in the open: good fortune. It furthers to cross the great water. The superior man's perseverance furthers. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Changes: 13 - fellowship with men

Lower Trigram: Li, the Fire

Li (the fire) stands for our ability to differentiate facts, influences, emotions - in short: the world's fullness. Without this ... Read more ability to separate the "clear from the unclear", we would be lost in a chaos of diversities. Only by differentiation, thus distinguishing what is important and what is not, we can concentrate on the essentials and are able to act. Hide

First Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Sun develops when a (solid) yang line is added (red arrow; yang symbolizes energy, activity). Once we have clarity (Li) about ... Read more what exactly we want to achieve or where our destination lies, we can embark on our journey (Sun, the tree / wind) to reach our goal. Hide

Second Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven

Qian develops when a (solid) yang line is added (red arrow; yang symbolizes energy, activity). Sun represents a powerful forward ... Read more thrusting from within ourselves: self-assured, unstoppable, unrelenting, following an invisible, very own, perfect path. This growth reaches its peak in Qian: our clear and coherent self, our true nature. Hide

Third Change: Qian → Qian, the Heaven

Upper Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

Qian represents the zenith of our human potential, a state of mind of clarity and coherence, undisturbed by worries, desires, ... Read more thought loops. When our mind is clear, if we are simultaneously one with ourselves and with our goal, we become creator: the constellating power of our coherent mind, our own living consciousness is able to act upon the unstructured potential that surrounds us, to organize and form it according to our will. 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

Dem Weg des Dao folgen: Annäherung aus Westen

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