27 - Providing Nourishment

Contemporary Interpretation

27 - Providing Nourishment

Grow until able
to disengage

Well rooted
Makes us grow
Until we are able
To disengage.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yin yin yin yin yang

Upper Trigram: Gen, Mountain

2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth

1st Core Character: Kun, Earth

Lower Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 27 - providing nourishment

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

First Change: Zhen → Kun, the Earth

Second Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth

Third Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain

Upper Trigram: Gen, the Mountain

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

Corners of the mouth (27) signifies proper nourishment.

The image

At the foot of the mountain is thunder: the image of nourishment. Thus the superior man takes care of his words and is moderate in eating and drinking.

The judgement

The corners of the mouth. Perseverance brings good fortune. Pay heed to nourishment and to what one seeks to fill his own mouth with. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

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