Monday, July 4, 2011

C4) The sequence 31 - 40

The hexagram Xian (31) is telepathy, a mental contact between the male and the female, which leads to the physical contact and results in marriage, an eternal relationship, the hexagram Heng (32).

Heng is signified as constancy, i.e. endurance and everlasting. However everlasting is not that which is always immutable; necessary changes must be made if things can not be maintained long, since change can create a favorable turn and offer continuous development. While the endurance of the hexagram Heng (32) is quaking on the top and nothing big can be achieved, it had better retreat; therefore the hexagram Dun: retreat (33), is granted next.

遯Dun in Chinese depicts a little pig running away. After the little pig of the hexagram Dun (33) has succeeded in escaping from the dinning table, 33.6 grows fat at last, like masculinity having succeeded in retreating while femininity starts prevailing, and becoming stronger; it changes to a goat. In the hexagram Da Zhuang (34): large and strong, it moves with its strong toes and in a large and strong manner.

The ram of the hexagram Da Zhuang (34) is impulsive and belligerent. If it can change attitudes (as 34.5 loses the goat in the field), its horns won’t be stuck in the fence and it can advance, like femininity advancing in a tender manner, and like Duke Kang breeding the bestowed horses (to build up the state force in repaying the king’s bestowment) and lifted in accordance with the norms of monarch and subject, i.e. bestowment and contribution, in the hexagram Jin (35): to advance (with brightness).

However if the advance of the hexagram Jin (35) reaching the upper extremity becomes an importunate demand, like a horse growing the horn, while the king turns to be furious, the world will be in darkness as the sun sinks into the earth at the hexagram Ming Yi (36): brightness being tarnished, wherein virtuous and able people are being hurt.

In the dark ages of the hexagram Ming Yi (36), people who are hurt by the tyrant retreat home, the hexagram Jen Ren (37), wherein the household enrich the family based on the family discipline and with concerted efforts, and integrate the king’s power to build up the family’s prestige.

If the wealthy and prestigious family isn’t build on a righteous ground (like the masculine line 6 of the hexagram Jia Ren (37) at the shrine position but for femininity), the descendents will fight one another for family possessions and become estranged from one another. Therefore while the hexagram Jia Ren (37) turns up side down and changes to the hexagram Kui (38), the household becomes alienated.

Alienation due to discrepancy of the hexagram Kui (38) will definitely cause difficulties in proceeding as the hexagram Jian (39) is signified. However the crisis will be alleviated after friends arrives at position 5 and the great lord of 39.6 leads all people to a free land. Therefore the hexagram Xie (40) comes next, wherein the crisis is eliminated as evil and the villain are dismissed.

The reversed hexagram of Jia Ren (37) is Kui (38); Jian (39) is the changed hexagram of Kui; Xie (40) is the reserved hexagram of Jian, while Jia Ren (37) is the changed hexagram of Xie (40).

The last line of Jia Ren (37) is the only line that doesn’t stay at its right position in the household; thus alienation of Kui comes next when it remains unchanged. On the other hand, if it changes, the hexagram will become Ji Ji: completion (63), i.e. a perfect state.

The first line of Kui (38) is the only line that stays at the right place in estrangement, thus it is the first critical moment of avoiding alienation. If it changes, the hexagram will become Wei Ji: not completed yet (64), i.e. all efforts are in vain.

Line 1 of Jian3 (39) is a misstep at the beginning in difficulty to proceed as it isn’t at the right position, but the other lines all stay in their right places. Provided it changes, the hexagram will become Ji Ji (63), i.e. a happy ending.
The last line of Xie (40) is the only line that stays at the right position; thus it ends up with alleviation. If it changes, the hexagram will become Wei Ji: not completed yet (64), i.e. all efforts are in vain and a fresh start is required.


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