I Ching Hexagrams with Pen Drawings
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See: 22 Can 30 28 Can 08
Statement: We should warn about a coming calamity while there is time, before it has reached our own persons and our neighborhood. (L)
Shock could bring misfortune. (M)
Remain calm and find a new balance. (M)
One can remain calm even when others panic. (M)
See: 28 Can 08 3 Leo 45
Statement: Who does not cultivate fit inner firmness, may end up at the mercy of changing moods and externals.
Thunder rolls, and the wind blows. Who does not cultivate his or her inner firmness, may end up at the mercy of changing moods and external influences. Also, a typically yang (male) approach initiates new patterns to deal with changing external conditions. (W, M)
A lasting and beneficial bond between a man and a woman rests on their firm commitment to assisting values and schemes and on persistent efforts on both sides. (M)
Changes of the established routine could be introduced cautiously and gradually. New ideas should first be tested somewhat to ensure how suitable they might be or become, and they should next be applied with enough flexibility too. (M)
A man needs to be flexible and adaptable. Should he persistently seek to conform to the woman, it would be a mistake for him. (W)
Two secrets of nature are patience and perseverance. (M)
See: 3 Leo 45 9 Leo 23
Statement: By becoming aware of the difficulties and using your head you may find a way out. (M)
We can give up a belligerent, stubborn way of acting. Realising the situation, we may compose ourselves. In this way we do not have to exhaust our vitality in desperate efforts. (W, M)
One is to go for better benefit that wealth. Man ought to succeed by acting from the centre of his being, not from his periphery. (M)
By quietly bringing inner strength to the outer world, great achievements become possible. Power is the fuel, but precision is the carburetor. (M)
See: 9 Leo 23 15 Leo
Statement: Do not expect something valuable from an empty basket.
One is to behave with tactful reserve and enough caution in wooing and in subordination set-ups generally.
It works best to keep an eye to the end of a relationship.
Even people who are limping on one leg or who are blind in one eye can find their place in life and fulfil a useful function, as long as they adapt to the situation and do not cling to exaggerated expectations. And someone who does not see well can use his other talents to make himself useful. (M)
A callous, impious, and irreverent attitude bodes no good for a marriage. Prefer not to throw yourself away. (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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