16 - Enthusiasm

Contemporary Interpretation

16 - Enthusiasm

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And disengage
And nourish
And disengage.
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Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yang yin yin yin

Upper Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

2nd Core Character: Kan, Water

1st Core Character: Gen, Mountain

Lower Trigram: Kun, Earth

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 16 - enthusiasm

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth

First Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain

Second Change: Gen → Kan, the Water

Third Change: Kan → Zhen, the Thunder

Upper Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

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

Enthusiasm (16) leads to inertia.

The image

Thunder resounds from the earth: the image of enthusiasm. Thus the ancient kings made music to honor merits, and gloriously offered it to the highest God by inviting their ancestors.

The judgement

Enthusiasm. It furthers to deploy assistants and set armies marching. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations