I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
"Oracle of the moon": © 2000 LiSe

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

The lines of hexagram 37

For the meaning of Eminent - expansion. Harvest - determination click HERE
   A noble man has substance through words and perseverance through actions: can also be translated as: his words have substance and his actions have perseverance. 
   Line 2. 'Center food' may be 'inside, cooking'.
   Line 3. It says "end distress", and everyone translates "in te end distress". But could it be "end of distress"?
   Line 5. 'Serves": this character is usually translated as nearing, but its old meaning is ‘false, simulate, borrow, imagine’ or bringing a sacrifice to the earth altar. See Harmen's article (Dutch).
   Top line. In the end may be: when winter comes. Wei, "Impressive" is also might or power.

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last update: 27.07.2022


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