17 - Following

Contemporary Interpretation

17 - Following

Disengagement, only then
growth will start

Requires disengagement,
Only then
Growth will start:
A deliberate,
Adamant process
Of creation
Until you are ready
To open

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

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Upper Trigram: Dui, Lake

2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

1st Core Character: Gen, Mountain

Lower Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 17 - following

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 → Dui, the Lake

Upper Trigram: Dui, the Lake

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

Following (17) tolerates no old prejudices.

The image

Thunder in the middle of the lake: the image of following. Thus the superior man stops off for relaxation and rest at nightfall.

The judgement

Following has sublime success. Perseverance furthers. No blame. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations