The Sacred Books of China; The Yi King Volume 2

The Sacred Books of China; The Yi King Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...3. The 'figures of the sky' are all the heavenly bodies in their relative positions and various movements, producing day and night, heat and cold, &c. The observances of society are the ceremonies and performances which regulate and beautify the intercourse of men, and constitute the transforming lessons of sagely wisdom. XXIII. 'The symbolic figures in the hexagram' are Khwan, below, the representative of docility, acting as circumstances require; and Kan, the representative of a mountain, which arrests the progress of the traveller. The superior man of the topmost line thus interprets them, and acts accordingly. Yet he is not left without hope. Winter is followed by spring; night is XXIV. 1. 'Fu indicates the free course and progress (of what it denotes): '--it is the coming back of what is intended by the undivided line. 2. (Its subject's) actions show movement directed by accordance with natural order. Hence 'he finds no one to distress him in his exits and entrances, ' and 'friends come to him, and no error is committed.' 3. 'He will return and repeat his proper course; in seven days comes his return: '--such is the movement of the heavenly (revolution). 4. 'There will be advantage in whatever direction movement is made: '--the strong lines are growing and increasing. 5. Do we not see in Fu the mind of heaven and earth? XXV. In Wu Wang we have the strong (first) line come from the outer (trigram), and become in the inner trigram lord (of the whole figure); we have (the attributes of) motive power and strength; we have the strong line (of the fifth place) in the succeeded by day; the moon wanes, and then begins to wax again. So will it be in political life. As we read in the Hebrew prophet Isaiah, 'In returning and rest shall ye be saved; i
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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530837
  • 9781236530837