62 - Preponderance of the Small

Contemporary Interpretation

62 - Preponderance of the Small

The wings
of a butterfly...

Gives room
For inner growth...
Until it reaches the boundary,
Between inside and outside:
And unexpectedly

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yang yang yin yin

Upper Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

2nd Core Character: Dui, Lake

1st Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

Lower Trigram: Gen, Mountain

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 62 - preponderance of the small

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Gen, the Mountain

First Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Second Change: Sun → 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

Preponderance of the small (62) signifies a transition.

The image

Thunder on the mountain: the image of preponderance of the small. Thus in his conduct the superior man gives preponderance to reverence. In case of mourning he gives preponderance to grief. In his spending he gives preponderance to thrift.

The judgement

Preponderance of the small. Success. Perseverance furthers. Small things may be done, not great things. The flying bird brings the message: It is not good to strive upwards, it is good to stay down. Great good fortune! Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

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