I Ching Hexagrams with Pen Drawings
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27. I - Corners of the Mouth (Providing Great Exceeding Nourishment). Swallowing / Seeking Nourishment
See: 15 Aqu 20 Aqu 38.
Statement: Pay heed to the providing of nourishment. (W) Pay heed to your inner thoughts and impulses for things to work out well. (M)
Pay heed to your inner thoughts; there may be no better ones to be found around for a long time.
As long as we nourish the right things in the right way, we should prosper in time too.
One should not sulk over nourishing, plentiful, wholesome, and inexpensive food.
The superior man is careful of his words and temperate in eating and drinking. (W)
Enrich your own character and you may further nourish others well too. (M)
Simple living is to be adequatly nourishing. One gets too weak for effective action until recovering through proper food. (M)
You can plan your income and nourishment in a prudent, balanced and responsible way. (M)
A high position needs supporters or helpers. (W)
See: 20 Aqu 38 26 Aqu 15.
Statement: A lofty spirit prefers to attend to one's own affairs. (L)
Work toward improving one's general conditions promises well. (W)
A lofty spirit does not serve kings and princes, but sets himself higher goals: his own affairs. (L, W)
One may decide to be his own master and to follow his own conscience. Yet it could prove futile to revolt against rigid and demanding traditions. So take care. (M)
See: 26 Aqu 15 1 Pis 53.
Statement: Taming, great knowledge enjoys such success - a derivate of "holding firm". (W)
A true master is good to his own deep, mental faculties. To be in command is a side to good fortune as well. (M)
A true master enjoys lovely support of nature. (M)
We may tackle crude adversaries or conditions through intelligent approaches. (M)
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past in order to strengthen his character thereby. (W)
See: 1 Pis 53 7 Pis 30.
Statement: Much good may come out of sharing one's wealth. But will he go overboard in his generosity? Is it worth it? (M)
Correct movements accept fortune. (L)
A generous benefactor should ask himself if the poor and downtrodden really deserve his help and if they are doing all they can to help themselves. (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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