no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
Nurturing is like
kindling a small fire.
Nurturing is like
A small fire:
Some burn well.
Are not meant for us.
Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven
2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)
1st Core Character: Gen, Mountain
Lower Trigram: Kun, EarthInformation regarding the interpretation model
The characters »stagnation« (12) and »peace« are opposites by their nature.
Heaven and earth do not unite: the image of stagnation. Thus the superior man withdraws to his inner qualities to avoid difficulties. He does not permit himself to be honoured with revenue.
Stagnation.vil people do not further the the perseverance of the superior man. The great departs, the small approaches.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth
When interpreting a hexagram, Kun points at the place which we are at, here and now. Kun invites us to calm down and to use this place / moment as a source of strength. Like a wave rolling back into the sea, its origin, focusing and drawing new energies. Hide
First Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain
Second Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree
Third Change: Sun → 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.