The Tàijí symbol shows how Yin and Yang blend into each other: when Yang reaches its greatest abundance it already contains the seed of Yin – and vice versa. Any human action should ultimately aim at (re)establishing of the balance of Yin and Yang.
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)