connecting to the center

connecting to the center

Inner Truth: Hexagram 61

Inner Truth (The Abysmal)

Inner Truth (The Abysmal)

the trigram above – SUN – The Gentle, Wind

the trigram below – TUI – The Joyous, Lake
from the Wilhelm/Baynes version (highly recommended)

The wind blows over the lake and stirs the surface of the water. This visible effects of the invisible manifest themselves. The hexagram consists of firm lines above and below, while it is open in the center. This indicates a heart free of prejudices and therefore open to the truth. On the other hand, each of the two trigrams has a firm line in the middle; this indicates the force of inner truth in the influences they represent.

THE JUDGEMENT

crossing the great water

crossing the great water

INNER TRUTH. Pigs and fishes.
Good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
Perseverance furthers.

THE IMAGE

wind over the lake

wind over the lake


Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH.
Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases
In order to delay executions.

The white tiger does not bite for the sake of killing, it bites only for the sake of surviving. Every action should be done for living, there is no other valid reason. The tiger is a symbol for supple moving. The white tiger is free from any aim, the only intention in all his moving is life itself. As soon as there is a purpose other than life in your action, a snake, then the swallows of easiness fly away. I Ching. Hexagram 61