45 - Gathering Together

Contemporary Interpretation

45 - Gathering Together

Lesson learned.

Lesson learned.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

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Upper Trigram: Dui, Lake

2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

1st Core Character: Gen, Mountain

Lower Trigram: Kun, Earth

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 45 - gathering together

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth

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 Interplay of Yin and Yang

Dem Weg des Dao folgen: Annäherung aus Westen

Changes and Impulses

Exemplary Experiences

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Classical Interpretation

Gathering together (45) signifies accumulation.

The image

The lake above the earth: the image of gathering together. Thus the superior man renews his weapons to meet the unforeseen.

The judgement

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

References and Connotations