In no2DO trigram Kun, the earth, is associated with the functional circuit spleen (SP). The functional circuit spleen is about making that what comes from outside, foreign influences and food, one’s own, to incorporate it. Foreign matter is converted into the body’s own substrate, it is distributed and stored. When our stores are filled and the distribution of nourishing substances is ensured, we feel well supplied and in balance.
Central notion of the traditional interpretation of the I Ching. Meaning: origin, beginning, the starting point of all things, the creative impulse, that is: Qian.
Often symbolized as rain
Central notion of the traditional interpretation of the I Ching. Meaning: fertilization, things that simply land at one’s lap without voluntary accomplishment; the receptive, feminine principle, Kun.
Also represented as clouds.
Modern Interpretation: Thinking, planning, acting; mental skills, insight
Sun, the Wind / Tree, stands for a lively, pushing growth from within. Like the landscape’s greening in the spring: self confident, powerful, without hesitation. Strategical, relentless, unstoppable. Like the wind: passing through every opening, into every corner.
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Śūnyatā. The Buddhist teaching of the emptiness of things.
Central notion of the traditional interpretation of the I Ching. Meaning: an ideal personality with good character that strives towards a life in harmony with circumstances and time quality, without losing sight of his own objectives.
German: “der Edle”
see Dao. Dao is traditionally referred to as “the path”.
Traditional Chinese Medicine; originated in the 1st millennium BC and is still practiced worldwide. Therapeutic methods include Chinese drug therapy, acupuncture and moxibustion.
Oral transmission of the Dharma in lecture form. Cf. Deshimaru 1991, 144
However, a grave library was discovered in 1972 in Mawangdui, which also contained a copy of the I Ching, which is much older than the text known so far. This version of the I Ching differs from the previously known text by about 25%, among other things in the order in which the hexagrams follow each other.
Received text (Latin). The I Ching is mainly known as a Chinese canonical script engraved in stone.
Traditional Acupuncture, a sub-system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is deeply rooted in Five Element Theory (Wu Xing, Five Phases). It’s aim is to help people restore their balance at all levels (body, mind, soul) and grow and mature. For that purpose Traditional Acupuncture relies mainly on using the meridians’ elements points (ancient points).
Acupuncture points can be understood as an energy pattern. It is possible to activate them not only through needles or finger pressure, but also through meditation, opening our minds to their metaphorical imagery.
The eight trigrams are the basis of the I Ching. They are composed of three solid (Yang) or broken (Yin) lines. Two trigrams form a hexagram, one image of I Ching.
The colored trigrams link to the respective chapters in the I Ching Course where they are explained in detail.
|receptive, dark, nurturing,|
soft, flexible, adaptive, fertile
|hot, bright, luminous,|
Small Intenstine (SI)
|erregend, stark, schnell,|
in Bewegung, umwälzend
exposed to uncontrollable
basic trust; intuition
|basic trust; intuition|
|to hold still, to persevere;|
a meditative state
Large Intenstine (LI)
Wáng Bì considered himself a Confucian. With his interpretation of the Daodejing during the turbulent years of the Three Kingdoms, he wanted to contribute to the restoration of order and create a Daoism that would fit in with the ideas of Confucianism.
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Besides that of Dao, the concept of Wu Wei is central to Daoism and can be roughly translated as non-intervention. Jpwever, this does not mean apathy, but rather an attitude characterized by creative receptivity, attention and openness towards the environment. Only when we are aware of a situation in all its complexity and intricacy can we, from a state of inner calm, act spontaneously and in harmony with the whole. This then happens easily and effortlessly, without will, and is quite different from the usually rather fruitless, intellectually shaped actionism that our culture so readily rewards.
I wrote an extensive article on the subject of Wu Wei, non-intervention.
Read more: Wu Wei. An Approximation.
Yang was initially symbolized by the warmer, southern side of the mountain, a sunny bank, later the mountain as a whole. Subsequently Yang represented everything including light and bright day, summer and sun. Also dryness, air (wind) and fire were assigned to Yang, as well as increasingly warm days of spring, the warmer season’s flourishing and revival of nature, all that is active, creative, invigorating, expanding, shiny, external. Yang corresponds to the hard and masculine.
Yang manifests itself in odd numbers and is represented by a solid line, for example | or also
When doing the divination with yarrow stalks, fifty dried stalks are selected from a bundle and taken in the left hand. Then one yarrow stalk is put away. The remaining 49 yarrow stalks are divided into two piles and, taking four yarrow stalks from each pile, are counted according to a complicated system until the result is either 2 or 3. This process is repeated three times and the sum is added up. The values 6 and 8 represent a broken line (yin) and 7 and 9 a solid line (yang). This process is repeated six times until the hexagram is complete.
The values 6 and 9 are regarded as changing lines, i.e. they change into their respective opposite: 6 (Yin) becomes 7 (Yang), 9 (Yang) becomes 8 (Yin). This transforms the original hexagram into another of the 64 hexagrams.
Consciousness, intent, intention; a state of allowing; directed consciousness.
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Yin originally referred to the colder north side of a mountain, the shaded river bank or the darker, cooler south side of a valley. Later on Yin was associated with the idea of days with cool weather and overcast skies, with shadows and all that is dark, cool and humid, with water and earth, night and winter. Yin qualities correspond to winter, the passive, hidden, astringent, dull, interior. Yin is associated with the soft and feminine.
Within the I Ching Yin is represented by even numbers and a dashed line such as | ¦ or als
Yin und Yang are central concepts of Chinese philosophy, especially Daoism, which applies this dualism to everything. According to Daoism Yin and Yang are fundamental aspects of reality, simultaneouly interdependent and complementary to each other, rhythmically alternating during the course of life.
Zero-point field is the name of a popular scientific theory that provides an explanation for the interaction between mind and matter (such as p. ex. psyche and body) and their constant and immanent change. The zero-point field is described as a subtle field of unconscious matter that pervades the entire creation. It constitutes the substrate of our material world with a natural tendency of entropy and chaos. The zero-point field corresponds to our unconscious mind, a non-defined substrate of thoughts and ideas. Both elements together, unconscious mind and unconscious matter, form the probabilistic state of all possibilities.
If we organize our own, living consciousness and make it coherent, we can act upon the zero-point field that surrounds us. Health and healing (holy!) are fields worth pursuing these ideas further.
Modern Interpretation: Ability to make decisions; determination, enthusiasm, courage; precision; flexibility, strength
Zhen represents our ability to make decisions, our determination, enthusiasm, courage, and precision; but also flexibility and strength belong to Zhen. If we look at nature, then Zhen‘s pattern of movement is that of a bud in its protective sleeve, just beginning to break open: a sudden, decisive and courageous move.
Read more: I Ching Study Guide: Zhen, the Thunder