no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
Paving the way for
[cools hot heads,
strengthens weak limbs,
quiets restless spirits
Upper Trigram: Kan, Water
2nd Core Character: Gen, Mountain
1st Core Character: Kun, Earth
Lower Trigram: Kun, EarthInformationen zum Interpretationsmodell
Holding together (08) is cheerful.
On earth there is water: the image of holding together. Thus the ancient kings awarded the individual states as fiefs and cultivated friendly relationships with the feudal lords.
Holding together brings good fortune. Inquire of the oracle again whether you possess sublimity, constancy, and perseverance; then there is no blame. The uncertain join gradually. Whoever arrives too late experiences misfortune.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth
First Change: Kun → 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
Second Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain
Third Change: Gen → Kan, the Water
Upper Trigram: Kan, the Water
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.