32 - Duration

Contemporary Interpretation

32 - Duration

Gathering strength
for setting out

I am fully myself,
then again merge into
the song of the world,
eternal rhythm
of life,
gathering strength for]
Setting out.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yang yang yang yin

Upper Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

2nd Core Character: Dui, Lake

1st Core Character: Qian, Heaven

Lower Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 32 - duration

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

First Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven

Second Change: Qian → Dui, the Lake

Third Change: Dui → Zhen, the Thunder

Upper Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

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

Duration (32) signifies long-lasting.

The image

Thunder and wind: the image of duration. Thus the superior man stands firmly and does not change his direction.

The judgement

Success. No blame. Perseverance furthers. It furthers to have somewhere to go. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations