no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
Growing underground into the light.
Of well rooted
Upper Trigram: Kun, Earth
2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth
1st Core Character: Kun, Earth
Lower Trigram: Zhen, ThunderInformation regarding the interpretation model
Return (24) signifies to come back.
Thunder within the earth: the image of return. Thus the ancient kings closed the passes at solstice. Merchants and strangers did not wander and the ruler did not visit the provinces.
Return. Success. Outbound and inbound without mistake. Friends arriving without blame. Back and forth the path. Return on the seventh day. It furthers to have somewhere to go.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Lower Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder
First Change: Zhen → Kun, the Earth
Second Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth
Third Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth
Upper Trigram: Kun, the Earth
When interpreting a hexagram, Kun points at the place which we are at, here and now. Kun invites us to calm down and to use this place / moment as a source of strength. Like a wave rolling back into the sea, its origin, focusing and drawing new energies. 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
You can help the further development of no2DO by sending me the question you asked the I Ching and its response (the hexagram's name and number). Each hexagram's tendencies open up most clearly when examined in the context of a personal situation.