28 - Preponderance of the Great

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Contemporary Interpretation

28 - Preponderance of the Great

My very one voice...
then again merge...

Growing,
Until I am fully
MYSELF,
My
Very
One voice...
And again
Merge into
The song
Of the world.

The Changes

yin yang yang yang yang yin

Upper Trigram: Dui, Lake

2nd Core Character: Qian, Heaven

1st Core Character: Qian, Heaven

Lower Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

Informationen zum Interpretationsmodell

Classical Interpretation

Preponderance of the great (28) is the culmination.

The image

The lake rises above the trees: the image of preponderance of the great. Thus when alone, the superior man has peace of mind, and if he has to renounce the world, he is courageous.

The judgement

Preponderance of the great. The ridge pole bends. It furthers to have somewhere to go. Success. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Changes: 28 - preponderance of the great

Lower Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

Sun, the Wind / Tree, stands for a lively, pushing growth from within. Like the landscape's greening in the spring: ... Read more self confident, powerful, without hesitation. Strategical, relentless, unstoppable. Like the wind: passing through every opening, into every corner. Hide

First Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven

Second Change: Qian → Qian, the Heaven

Qian develops when a (solid) yang line is added (red arrow; yang symbolizes energy, activity). Sun represents a powerful forward ... Read more thrusting from within ourselves: self-assured, unstoppable, unrelenting, following an invisible, very own, perfect path. This growth reaches its peak in Qian: our clear and coherent self, our true nature. Hide

Third Change: Qian → Dui, the Lake

Qian is the result of an internal growth process towards greater personal integrity, coherence and clarity. But while Qian ... Read more monologues, Dui starts the dialogue: Dui opens the boundaries of the self and lets the outside, the "you" touch our inside. Result: our self (Qian) becomes alive through animated exchange with the world around us. Hide

Upper Trigram: Dui, the Lake

Dui crosses the natural boundary of our self in two ways: from the inside outwardly and from the outside inwardly. From the outside ... Read more inwardly means that we open ourselves to the outside, to our environment, let us be inspired and ultimately accept and integrate what we encounter. From the inside outwardly invites us to express our innermost to the outside and let it come alive within the world. Both movements are tightly interconnected, just like the rhythm of our breathing: inhaling, exhaling. 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

Dem Weg des Dao folgen: Annäherung aus Westen

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