no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
"Death and Rebirth!"
[The journey is over
when the road ends.]
[But soon the warmth of life
will return: expression, passion.
A new cycle begins.]
Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven
2nd Core Character: Qian, Heaven
1st Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)
Lower Trigram: Gen, MountainInformation regarding the interpretation model
Retreat (33) signifies to draw back.
The mountain underneath heaven: the image of retreat. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior people at a distance, not angrily but with reserve.
Tetreat. Success. In small matters perseverance furthers.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Lower Trigram: Gen, the Mountain
First Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree
Second Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven
Third Change: Qian → Qian, the Heaven
Upper Trigram: Qian, the Heaven
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
You can help the further development of no2DO by sending me the question you asked the I Ching and its response (the hexagram's name and number). Each hexagram's tendencies open up most clearly when examined in the context of a personal situation.