The Hexagrams


Book Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Technique
Base Structure of the I Ching
The Hexagrams
 — 01 QIAN (Yang) — 02 KUN (Yin) — 03 TUN (Difficult Beginning) — 04 MENG (Immaturity) — 05 XU (Waiting Patiently) — 06 SONG (Dispute) — 07 SHI (The Army) — 08 BI (Fellowship) — 09 XIAO CHU (Small Accumulation) — 10 LI (Conduct) — 11 TAI (Peace) — 12 PI (Obstacle) — 13 TONG REN (Fellowship) — 14 DA YOU (Great Harvest) — 15 QIEN (Modesty) — 16 YU (Enthusiasm) — 17 SUI (Compliance) — 18 GU (Correcting the Corruption) — 19 LIN (Advancing) — 20 GUAN (Contemplation) — 21 SHI HO (Biting Through Hardship) — 22 BI (Adornment) — 23 BO (Erosion) — 24 FU (Return) — 25 WU WANG (Innocence) — 26 DA CHU (Great Potential) — 27 YI (Nourishment) — 28 DA GUO (Critical Mass) — 29 KAN (Watery Depths) — 30 LI (Fire) — 31 XIAN (Mutual Attraction) — 32 HENG (Constancy) — 33 DUN (Retreat) — 34 DA ZHUANG (Power of the Great) — 35 JIN (Success) — 36 MING YI (Time of Darkness) — 37 JIA REN (Family) — 38 KUI (Contradiction) — 39 JIAN (Obstruction) — 40 JIE (Dissolution of the Problem) — 41 SUN (Sacrifice) — 42 YI (Benefit) — 43 GUAI (Resolution) — 44 GOU (Contact) — 45 CUI (Congregation) — 46 SHENG (Rising) — 47 KUN (Adversity) — 48 JING (The Well) — 49 GE (Revolution) — 50 DING (The Cauldron) — 51 ZHEN (Force of Thunder) — 52 GEN (Keeping Still) — 53 JIAN (Gradual Progress) — 54 GUI MEI (The Maiden) — 55 FENG (Peak) — 56 LU (The Wanderer) — 57 XUN (Gentle Wind) — 58 DUI (Joyousness) — 59 HUAN (Scattered) — 60 JIE (Self-Restraint) — 61 ZHONG FU (Inner Truth) — 62 XIAO GUO (Predominance of the Small) — 63 JI JI (After Crossing the Water) — 64 WEI JI (Before Crossing the Water)

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Joyousness / Enjoyment / Contentment

A time of joyous interaction!

Joy is a combination of inner and outer harmony, of receptiveness and gentleness. True happiness is the result not of emotional charge, but of virtue and constancy. Joy is thus different from pleasure. The source of all happiness is peace of mind, not emotionality. This is why the ancients were saying that true joy comes from inside.

1. You are firm and constant, unattached and independent. Your joy is the result of inner harmony and based upon inner coherence. This brings you success.

2. When you act from inner joy and with a good-willed attitude, you will attract helpers and resist temptation. In fact, pleasing others is not a recipe for success, but inner firmness combined with outer gentleness.

3. The more you are moved by flattery or engage in flattering others, the more you estrange yourself from your own true nature. Then your actions become shallow and you may lack influence upon others.

4. You may go through a period of indecisiveness, which is the result of an inner choice to be made between lower and higher forms of pleasure. Rely on your inner strength to make the correct choice, then you will experience joy because joy is the result of the higher, and more spiritual forms of pleasure that are within the culture and that serve to uplift humanity.

5. This line symbolizes another kind of choice, equally important. Here it’s the choice of a relationship, one that is incorrect and down the road dangerous, versus one that is noble and advantageous. Be alert to make the right choice!

6. If you seek pleasure only outwardly, without building a joyful inner attitude, you are completely dependent on how others act, and you lose your independence of judgment. This can result in undesired experiences and negative consequences. The solution here is to go inward and reflect about what you really want, and what your soul really longs for!

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