no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
How to swallow
What you cannot swallow?
Don't swallow it!
Following your own intuition,
Firstly consider the matter
[By your standards]
Exotic point of view
Upper Trigram: Kan, Water
2nd Core Character: Li, Fire
1st Core Character: Kan, Water
Lower Trigram: Gen, MountainInformation regarding the interpretation model
Obstruction (39) signifies difficulty.
Water on top of the mountain: the image of obstruction. Thus the superior man turns towards himself and fosters his own character.
Obstruction. The south west furthers. The north east does not further. It furthers one to see the great man. Perseverance brings good fortune.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Lower Trigram: Gen, the Mountain
First Change: Gen → Kan, the Water
Second Change: Kan → Li, the Fire
Third Change: Li → Kan, the Water
Upper Trigram: Kan, the Water
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.