Book of Changes - The Original Core of the I Ching by Lars Bo Christensen

By Lars Bo Christensen

The booklet of adjustments has regularly been considered as essentially the most very important, but in addition such a lot enigmatic, chinese language classics. Lars Bo Christensen’s coherent and significant translation of the unique middle - the divination guide - should be learn via an individual and is supported by way of large facts and an entire thesaurus.

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Traditionally the eight trigrams have the same names as the hexagrams in which two identical trigrams are doubled: 1, 2, 29, 30, 51, 52, 57 and 58. There are eight possible trigram combinations and 64 possible hexagram combinations. Trigrams are more often than not associated with the Zhou Yi, but they are, in fact, mentioned nowhere in the core text itself and are not used in the calculations. Both trigrams and hexagrams are in Chinese called gua 卦. The earliest texts where the character 卦 is found are from the Warring states period.

The citation is slightly different, but all in all there is no difference in meaning. After this part, the diviner seemed to address the theme of opposition or conflict of H38, in a long dreadful scenario, but without direct citations from the hexagram. There was, however, also included a short citation from H26 line 2: 輿說輹. 晉獻公筮嫁伯姬於秦,遇歸妹之睽,史蘇占之,曰,不吉,其繇曰,士刲羊,亦無衁也,女 承筐,亦無貺也,西鄰責言,不可償也,歸妹之睽,猶無相也,震之離,亦離之震,為雷為 火,為嬴敗姬,車說其輹,火焚其旗,不利行師,敗于宗丘,歸妹睽孤,寇張之弧,姪其從 姑,六年其逋,逃歸其國,而棄其家,明年,其死於高梁之虛。 (6) DUKE XI 僖公 YEAR 25 (635 BCE) HEXAGRAM 14 DA YOU LINE 3 LEADING TO HEXAGRAM 38 KUI The Marquis of Jin inquired if it was wise to help King Xiang of Zhou against his rebellious brother who had driven him out of the country.

19. Keep an eye on – 20. Observe. Fifth line in both says it is alright for a wise person to oversee or observe something. 21. Work – 22. Adorn. Work is hard but necessary. Adornment is an easy way to win small gains. Both have feet 趾 in line 1. 23. Decay – 24. Again. “No more times” – “more times”. 25. Be prepared for the unpredictable – 26. Control unpredictable forces. 27. The right kind – 28. Too much. The wrong kind or too much of a kind are both detrimental. 29. Inside – 30. Light. Inside dark – outside light.

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