25 - Innocence

Contemporary Interpretation

25 - Innocence

Growth that blooms
in passion

Requires disengagement:
Room for Growth
That starts
In subtlety
And blooms
In passion.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yang yang yin yin yang

Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven

2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

1st Core Character: Gen, Mountain

Lower Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 25 - innocence (the unexpected)

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

First Change: Zhen → Gen, the Mountain

Second Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Third Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven

Upper Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

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

The unexpected signifies extraneous misfortune.

The image

Under heaven thunder rolls: all things attain the natural state of innocence. Thus the ancient kings, rich in virtue and in accordance with the seasons, cultivated and nurtured all beings.

The judgement

Innocence. Sublime success. Perseverance furthers. If someone is not right, he has misfortune, and it does not further to undertake anything. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations