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By Lars Bo Christensen

The publication of alterations has continuously been considered as the most vital, but in addition so much enigmatic, chinese language classics. Lars Bo Christensen’s coherent and significant translation of the unique center - the divination guide - could be learn by way of an individual and is supported via vast proof and a whole thesaurus.

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A second opinion was given by the minister Chen Wen Zi who interpreted the hexagrams by the trigram symbols to be inauspicious. Line 3 of H47 was cited exactly like the received version with the exception that the plant Puncture Vine was written 蒺梨 in the Zuo Zhuan, instead of 蒺蔾 in the received version. 齊棠公之妻,東郭偃之姊也,東郭偃臣崔武子,棠公死,偃御武子以弔焉,見棠姜而美之, 使偃取之,偃曰,男女辨姓,今君出自丁,臣出自桓,不可,武子筮之,遇困之大過,史皆 曰吉,示陳文子,文子曰,夫從風,風隕妻,不可聚也,且其繇曰,困于石,據于蒺梨,入 于其宮,不見其妻,凶,困于石,往不濟也,據于蒺梨,可恃傷也,入于其宮,不見其妻, 凶,無所歸也。 (12) DUKE XIANG YEAR 襄公 28 (545 BCE) HEXAGRAM 24 F U LINE 6 LEADING TO HEXAGRAM 27 YI This story is about the wrong conduct of the ruler of Chu who demanded that the ruler of Zheng himself should pay a visit instead of sending an envoy.

There are, in fact, several such hexagram pairs in the list in appendix II: Some of these signs could have been used for ornamentation, but in general it is certain that these groups of digits were written for the purpose of divination. Yet, there is not even a single line of text from a divination manual accompanying any of them. However, the absence of related divination manual text could perhaps tell us that the diviners and readers had a common external reference. The diviners, who produced the numbers, as well as the owners and other readers of the bronze inscriptions, must have had a way of interpreting them.

I guess when most of us are worried you could say that what we worry about really is if we have abundance in our life. Hexagram 55 is describing these concerns in a very precise but still elusive way. H52 is about meditation and H31 is about the ancient concept of internal energy. H30 is about light which is vital and well-known to us in many different ways, but the importance of light is so simple and banal that it is actually hard to realize. H23 is an analogy about a rotten bed while H48 is an analogy of a poorly maintained well—the bed is rotting away but the well can be rebuilt.

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