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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Sun

Dà Guò, hexagram 28

Across the great pass

  Life is a cycle, it is circular. It begins, it grows, and it goes down again. To make life a straight road to a distant future is a desperate attempt of human mind to make it never-ending. It will not help him – inevitably he will go down some day.
  But if man accepts going down is a substantial, important and good part of life, not a decline but an indispensable phase, then he makes his living days twice as many.
  Do not live like an old man or an old woman, live like a grand old man, a grand old lady. Without regret or fear, but with the riches of wisdom and experience.
  This applies to everything, to enterprises, feelings, popularity. In everything all phases are important.

Hex.28

  DàGuò: The character 1 represents a man: a big one. The second character is a pass in a mountain, also meaning the completion of an action. 2 the steps, 3 the foot, together the crossing. 4 Is a skeleton.In guo there is a mouth added; one of its other meanings is a distorted or wry mouth, or with a cleft palate: the opening between the mountains, a pass.
  Dà Guò is a great pass in a mountain, it means to go beyond the proper limit, surplus. A passing which is usually irreversible. It is used for serious transgressions, especially in respect to rules, like in a school or army. But also in a positive sense: surpassing others with an asset. Better or smarter. It means also to transfer accounts and the transition from active life to old age.

The trigrams: Wind below lake.
  The marsh submerges the trees: Great excess. The noble one stands alone without fear, retreats from the world without melancholy.
  You have to follow the rules of the world - or follow your own laws. The first option is smart, the second is courageous or criminal, depends.

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