I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Hexagram 50

Dĭng, The ritual cauldron

  Thousands of roads enter the great path of Tao. To find such a road means one found one’s Ding. Creating a masterpiece can be such a road, or religion, or a Koan, or even growing beans. But however small one’s Ding may be, it always contains the huge inner storage of spiritual richness.
  It gives consecration to one’s life, making its size unimportant. And making it invulnerable for any attacks.
  It will be a true life and it will earn a place in the annals of Heaven.


  DING: The character represents an ancient cooking pot, but not one for daily use in the house, but to cook food in for a sacrifice to the gods or spirits.  DING: ancient three-legged round (occasionally four-legged and rectangular) cauldron with two “ear”-shaped handles, pot; cauldron.

The trigrams: Fire above Wood:
Above wood there is fire: the cauldron. The noble one corrects the situation to solidify fate.
Fate is not something coming from elsewhere. Your fate will be created by who you are, what you do, where you happen to be. So be careful with the things you can change, make sure you change them in the best way possible.

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