no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
Nourishing requires disengagement.
that we are fed
Upper Trigram: Gen, Mountain
2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth
1st Core Character: Kun, Earth
Lower Trigram: Kun, EarthInformation regarding the interpretation model
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
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth
First Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth
Second 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
Third Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain
Upper Trigram: Gen, the Mountain
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.