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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Hexagram 52

Gèn, Individuality

  Find back the roots of your essential being.
  One can only find one's base, one’s own territory, by turning away from the world. This does not mean to leave it, but as long as the world has any influence on actions, thoughts or feelings, one is not truly oneself. There will always be an inner distance.
  Without this distance one will move in accord with the deepest self, every movement will be in harmony with the time. When the time asks for action, nothing will stand in its way. If it is time for stillness, no effort is needed to obtain it. Life is now, is here. Everything that goes beyond the situation of now and here is impairing.
  When the self is strong and pure, contact with the world stays clean. Words will be true and essential, deeds will not exceed what is right, and one has a natural selection of what one accepts from others. True is hard as stone.


GÈN: The character represents a person turned backwards (2) with a big eye (1): not moving along with others, but resisting every influence: being an individual.
GÈN: arrogant, stubborn, resist, anger, obstinate, stop, stand still, defiance, haughtily, to glare.
In the Mawangdui: root or base, cause, beginning.

The trigrams: Mountain over Mountain:
Joined mountains: stability. The noble one does not permit his thoughts to go beyond his situation.

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