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
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Upper Trigram: Kan, Water
2nd Core Character: Li, Fire
1st Core Character: Kan, Water
Lower Trigram: Gen, Mountain
The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix
The Changes in Detail
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 Interplay of Yin and Yang
Changes and Impulses
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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
References and Connotations
- Hexagram 38 → hexagram 39 → hexagram 40
- LI2 (The Space between the Two, Heaven and Earth)
- Eight of Swords