18 - Work on What Has Been Spoiled

Contemporary Interpretation

18 - Work on what has been spoiled

Until I am finally determined enough to...

[and fully becoming myself; then]
[to the rhythm of the world].
Time and time again.
Until I am
Determined enough to:

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yin yin yang yang yin

Upper Trigram: Gen, Mountain

2nd Core Character: Zhen, Thunder

1st Core Character: Dui, Lake

Lower Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 18 - work on what has been spoiled

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

First Change: Sun → Dui, the Lake

Second Change: Dui → Zhen, the Thunder

Third Change: Zhen → 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

The image

The wind blows low on the mountain: the image of work on what has been spoiled. Thus the superior man stirs up the people and strengthens their spirit.

The judgement

Work on what has been spoiled has sublime success. It furthers to cross the great water. Before the starting point three days, after the starting point three days. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations