02 - The Receptive

Contemporary Interpretation

02 - The Receptive

A place like... chicken soup.

A nurturing place.
A place like... chicken soup.
At all levels,
Beyond borders.
And we do
What is.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yin yin yin yin

Upper Trigram: Kun, Earth

2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth

1st Core Character: Kun, Earth

Lower Trigram: Kun, Earth

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 02 - the receptive

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth

First, Second and Third Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth

Upper Trigram: Kun, the Earth

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

The receptive (02) is supple.

The image

The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man carries the outer world with wide-ranging virtue.

The judgement

The receptive works sublime success, furthered through the perseverance of a mare. If the superior man intends to undertake something and tries to advance, he will go astray. But if he follows, he will find guidance. It is furthering to find friends in the west and south, to forego friends in the east and north. Quiet perseverance brings good fortune. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations