I Ching 11 Hexagram tài (Peace) | The Book of Change
I Ching 11 Hexagram tài (Peace) | The Book of Change
keywords . Harmony. Prosperity. Favorable events.
Short interpretation of Hexagram 11 – Peace
Harmonious period in love and favorable in business, all in excellent psycho-physical shape.
I Ching – General Description
The receptive, whose motion descends downwards, is above; the creative, whose motion ascends upward, is below. Their influences then meet, and are in harmony, so that all beings flourish and thrive. The sign is coordinated with the first month (February-March), in which the forces of nature prepare the new spring.
I Ching – Comment on sentence
Peace. The little one goes away, the big one comes. Health! Successful!
The sign refers to nature in an age in which, so to speak, there is heaven on earth. Heaven has placed itself under the earth. Thus their forces unite in intimate harmony. From this comes peace and prosperity for all beings. In the human world this is a time of social harmony. The highs bend towards the lows, and the lows and the little ones have friendly feelings towards the highs, so that all hostility ceases. Inside, in the center, in the decisive place, is the luminous; the dark is outside. Thus the bright exerts a vigorous action, and the dark is yielding. In this way, both sides have their own advantage. When the good are in a central position in society and have dominion in their hands, the bad ones are also influenced and amended. When the spirit descended from heaven reigns in man, sensuality also comes under its influence and thus finds its rightful place. The individual lines enter the sign from below and leave it again from above. That is, the small, the weak, the bad ones are leaving, and the big, strong, good ones are on the rise. This brings health and success.
I Ching – Image
Heaven and earth come together:
The image of peace.
Thus the sovereign divides and completes the course of heaven and earth,
Administers and orders the gifts of heaven and earth,
And thus assists the people.
Heaven and earth are in communication and unite their effects. This produces an era of general flowering and prosperity. This flow of forces must be regulated by the ruler of men. This is done by sharing it. Thus the always uniform time is divided by man, following his appearances, into seasons, and, by human convention, space, omnipresent everywhere. in the directions of the wind rose. In this way nature with its overflowing abundance of phenomena is limited and tamed. On the other hand, nature must be helped in its production. This happens when products of the right time are adapted to the right place. This increases natural income. This activity that tames and helps nature is that work done on nature which man takes advantage of.
I Ching – Series
When one proceeds with peace, then tranquility reigns; for this it follows the sign: Peace. Peace means union, interrelation.
I Ching – Single Lines
Analytical description of each individual line
I Ching – First line:
Nine at the beginning means: The
turf is also removed when the falarica is removed. Each according to his nature. Businesses bring health.
In flourishing times every capable man, called to a given place, draws with him a following of his peers. as when removing the falaric always several stems are extracted at the same time. because their roots are tangled. The mind of the capable man longs, in such times, when a great action is possible, to come out of solitude and to produce.
I Ching – Second line:
Nine in the second place means:
To gently support the uncultivated, To cross the river with determination, Not to neglect the distant, To ignore the companions: So at last one can walk in the middle.
In flourishing times it is above all important to have that inner greatness that allows one to bear the weight of imperfections. As a great teacher he does not know sterile material. He still knows how to do something about everything. This breadth of heart is by no means neglect or weakness. Precisely in times of flowering, we must be constantly ready to dare, when necessary, even dangerous undertakings, for example the passage of a river. Nor is it worth neglecting the most distant things, but everything must be promptly provided. Particular attention must be paid to partisans and gangs. Since even if those who consent come together first, they do not have to form a party out of mutual solidarity; indeed, everyone must do their duty. These four things are those with which one can overcome the danger of the gradual collapse, which lurks in every age of peace, and in this way one finds the right middle way of acting.
I Ching – Third line:
Nine in the third place means:
No plan which does not follow a slope, No outward journey which does not follow the return, Without blemish are those who remain persevering in danger. Don’t regret this truth. Enjoy the happiness you still have.
Everything earthly is subject to change. Flowering is followed by decay. This is the eternal law on earth. Evil can be repressed, it is true, but not permanently eliminated. Come back. This belief could make us melancholy. But it doesn’t have to have that effect, it just has to make sure that you don’t go blind in luck. Remaining mindful of the danger, one remains persevering and no mistakes are made. As long as the inner nature remains stronger and richer than the outer fortune, as long as we remain internally superior to destiny, fortune remains faithful to us.
I Ching – Fourth line:
Six in the fourth place means:
He descends floating, without making wealth weigh, Together with his neighbor, frank and sincere.
In times of mutual trust, the highs go downwards with all simplicity and without being strong in their wealth. This is not due to an imposition by circumstances, but corresponds to the intimate feeling. Then the approach is done without any formality because it is based on inner conviction.
I Ching – Fifth line:
Six in the fifth place means:
The ruler I gives his daughter in marriage, This brings prosperity and sublime health.
Sovereign I is Ttang, the Ultimator. He had intended that imperial princesses, despite their rank superior to that of the spouses to whom they were married, should obey their husbands just like any other wife. Here too there is the call to the truly modest union of ups and downs, which brings good luck and prosperity.
I Ching – Sixth line:
Six above means:
The wall falls back into the ditch. Don’t use armies now. In your own city, announce your commands. Perseverance brings shame.
The reverse already mentioned in the middle of the sign has arrived. The city wall falls back into the ditch from which it was built. Fatality breaks in. In this case it is advisable to surrender to fate and not want to oppose it by resisting by force. The only thing left is to keep within your own closest circle. Wanting to oppose evil in the usual way, obstinately, the collapse would only become more ruinous, and shame would be the consequence.