no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
Upper Trigram: Dui, Lake
2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)
1st Core Character: Gen, Mountain
Lower Trigram: Kun, EarthInformation regarding the interpretation model
Gathering together (45) signifies accumulation.
The lake above the earth: the image of gathering together. Thus the superior man renews his weapons to meet the unforeseen.
Gathering together. Success. The king approaches his temple. It furthers to see the great man. This brings success. Perseverance furthers. To make great sacrifices brings good fortune. It furthers one to undertake something.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 → Dui, the Lake
Upper Trigram: Dui, the Lake
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.