landmark point

The model Follow the Path of Dao distinguishes individual trigrams according to their qualitative dynamics. At the landmark points (Zhen, the thunder, Gen, the mountain, Sun, the wind / tree, Dui, the lake), the movement is dynamic, the direction is clear, and the momentum increases in terms of a positive disturbance.

At the landmark points Dui and Gen, momentum is created by adding a line opposite to the preceding character to its top. Both characters open up to the (respective other) sphere and allow themselves to be touched – by inner (Gen) or outer (Dui) impulses. In Zhen and Sun, on the other hand, the precarious momentum of the previous sign takes now a clear direction: towards inner (Zhen) or outer impulses (Sun) impulses.


Legendary Chinese philosopher who is said to have lived in the 6th century BC. Depending on the transcription, the name is also written Laotse, Lao-Tse, Laudse or Lao-tzu.

Laozi is considered to be the founder of Daoism (Taoism). He is credited with the Daodejing, the main work of Daoism, which was probably written in the 4th century BC.

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Large Intestine (LI)

In no2DO  trigram Gen, the mountain, is associated with the functional circuit large intestine (LI). The elimination of waste – not only in the material realm, but also emotions, thoughts, relationships, etc. – is its subject. Everything that has become worthless for us has to be excreted, because only when the unusable parts compost back into earth, they transform into new fertilizer, prequisit for change and new growth.

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