Nourishing requires disengagement.
that we are fed
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Upper Trigram: Gen, Mountain
2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth
1st Core Character: Kun, Earth
Lower Trigram: Kun, Earth
The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix
The Changes in Detail
Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth
First and Second Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth
Third Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain
Upper Trigram: Gen, the Mountain
Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation
The Interplay of Yin and Yang
Changes and Impulses
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Splitting apart (23) signifies decay.
The mountain rests on the earth: the image of splitting apart. Thus those above can solely ensure their position through generous donations to those below.
Splitting apart. It does not further to go anywhere.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
References and Connotations
- Hexagram 22 → hexagram 23 → hexagram 24
- ST45 (A Sharp Disciplined Exchange)
- Three of Swords