40 - Deliverance

Contemporary Interpretation

40 - Deliverance

Abysses transform into projections:

We are rooted
In abysses.
Look closely!
And suddenly
Abysses transform
Into projections:

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yang yin yang yin

Upper Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

2nd Core Character: Kan, Water

1st Core Character: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: Kan, Water

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 40 - deliverance

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Kan, the Water

First Change: Kan → Li, the Fire

Second Change: Li → Kan, the Water

Third Change: Kan → 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

Deliverance (40) signifies relaxation.

The image

Thunder and rain rise: the image of deliverance. Thus the superior man forgives mistakes and misdeeds.

The judgement

deliverance. The south west furthers. If there is nothing to return to, then coming back brings good fortune. If there is still something to return to, then swiftness brings good fortune. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations