21 - Biting Through

Contemporary Interpretation

21 - Biting Through

Surprisingly clear views

Requires disengagement
And thus provides
Into our own
Source of being:

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yin yang yin yin yang

Upper Trigram: Li, Fire

2nd Core Character: Kan, Water

1st Core Character: Gen, Mountain

Lower Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 21 - biting through

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

First Change: Zhen → Gen, the Mountain

Second Change: Gen → Kan, the Water

Third Change: Kan → Li, the Fire

Upper Trigram: Li, the Fire

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

Biting through (21) signifies to deplete.

The image

Thunder and lightning: the image of biting through. Thus the ancient kings consolidated the laws through clearly defined penalties.

The judgement

Biting through has success. It furthers to have courts ruling. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations