I Ching Hexagrams with Pen Drawings
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See: 7 Pis 30 13 Pis 08.
Statement: Persevering care of the cow may bring good fortune. But people who lack gentle clarity may be life-destroying. (W, M)
Gain your own stronghold of calm. (M).
We can illuminate the world around us by cultivating our inner clarity. (M)
The rejected, groaning in sorrow, may rebel or turn into agents of punishment. (L)
The clear mind gets ready to enjoy life. (M)
See: 13 Pis 08 18 Pis 45.
Statement: It is best to proceed cautiously, to the end that expected setbacks are taken in one's stride. (M)
Be careful to avoid overly energetic initiatives to those with whom you do not enjoy a close relationship. (M).
If a major obstacle should emerge, a forceful effort may be needed to clear the way. (M)
Who can move ahead confidently, may all the same advance cautiously. (M)
One should assure himself of opportunities for success through being conscious to possible dangers.
See: 18 Pis 45 24 Pis 23.
Statement: Be not distracted from your main goals in life. For "getting one's tail in the water" on one's way to cross deep currents successfully, does not really help.
The light of the superior man is true. (W)
In genuine confidence there is seldom taming blame. (W)
At some point before reaching the goal, you can see in detail exactly how much farther you have to get. (M).
The drunk may end up forfeiting even a favourable situation. (W)
See: 24 Pis 23 0 Ari.
Statement: Biting through has success. It is favorable to let justice be administered, and at suitable times enforce it too.
There can be advantages in using legal restraints. (L)
One should let justice be fitly administered. (W).
If in a society certain people ignore the laws followed by others, they have to be punished, and the laws must have 'teeth'. (M)
To search for impartiality and straightforward measures seems wise to the one who has a dear conscience of his own. (M)
(B) Baynes, Cary F., tr. I Ching or Book of Changes: The Richard Wilhelm Translation. London: Penguin Books, 2003.
(H) Barrett, Hilary. I Ching: Walking Your Path, Creating Your Future. London: Arcturus, 2010.
(L) Legge, James, tr. The Yî King. Part II of The Texts of Confucianism. Sacred Books of the East Vol. 16. The Sacred Books of China. Vol. 2. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1882. - Online version.
(M) Markert, Christopher. I Ching. The No. 1 Success Formula. Wellingborough: Aquarian, 1988.
(R) Wing, R. L. I Ching arbejdsbogen (I Ching Workbook). Copenhagen: Borgen, 1988 (New York: Doubleday, 1979).
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