57 - The Gentle

Contemporary Interpretation

57 - The Gentle

Growing and more growing.

And listening
And gaining
And more:

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

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Upper Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

2nd Core Character: Li, Fire

1st Core Character: Dui, Lake

Lower Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 57 - the gentle

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

First Change: Sun → Dui, the Lake

Second Change: Dui → Li, the Fire

Third Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Upper Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

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

The gentle (57) signifies to crouch.

The image

Winds following each other: the image of the gently penetrating. Thus the superior man spread his commandments and does his undertakings.

The judgement

The gentle. Success through what is small. It furthers one to have somewhere to go. It furthers one to see the great man. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations