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I-Cing. Question: What causes my twitching ?

Postby BFS Warrior on March 9th, 2011, 1:53 am

Hello everybody. I asked I-Cing about my twitching.

What causes my twitching ? ( ex. What should I do to heal my symptoms ? )

And I got the following answer:


41. Sun / Decrease

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above KêN KEEPING STILL, MOUNTAIN
below TUI THE JOYOUS, LAKE

This hexagram represents a decrease of the lower trigram in favor of the upper, because the third line, originally strong, has moved up to the top, and the top line, originally weak, has replaced it. What is below is decreased to the benefit of what is above. This is out-and-out decrease. If the foundations of a building are decreased in strength and the upper walls are strengthened, the whole structure loves its stability. Likewise, a decrease in the prosperity of the people in favor of the government is out-and-out decrease. And the entire theme of the hexagram is directed to showing how this shift of wealth can take place without causing the sources of wealth can take place without causing the sources of wealth in the nation and its lower classes to fail.

THE JUDGMENT

DECREASE combined with sincerity
Brings about supreme good fortune
Without blame.
One may be persevering in this.
It furthers one to undertake something.
How is this to be carried out?
One may use two small bowls for the sacrifice.

Decrease does not under all circumstances mean something bad. Increase and decrease come in their own time. What matters here is to understand the time and not to try to cover up poverty with empty pretense. If a time of scanty resources brings out an inner truth, one must not feel ashamed of simplicity. For simplicity is then the very thing needed to provide inner strength for further undertakings. Indeed, there need by no concern if the outward beauty of the civilization, even the elaboration of religious forms, should have to suffer because of simplicity. One must draw on the strength
of the inner attitude to compensate for what is lacking in externals; then the power of the content makes up for the simplicity of form. There is no need of presenting false appearances to God. Even with slender means, the sentiment of the heart can be expressed.

THE IMAGE

At the foot of the mountain, the lake:
The image of DECREASE.
Thus the superior man controls his anger
And restrains his instincts.

The lake at the foot of the mountain evaporates. In this way it decreases to the benefit of the mountain, which is enriched by its moisture. The mountain stands as the symbol of stubborn strength that can harden into anger. The lake is the symbol of unchecked gaiety that can develop into passionate drives at the expense of the life forces. Therefore decrease is necessary; anger must be decreased by keeping still, the instincts must be curbed by restriction. By this decrease of the lower powers of the psyche, the higher aspects of the soul are enriched

THE LINES

Six in the fourth place means:

If a man deceases his faults,
It makes the other hasten to come and rejoice.
No blame.

A man's faults often prevent even well-disposed people from coming closer to him. His faults are sometimes reinforced by the environment in which he lives. But if in humility he can bring himself to the point of giving them up, he frees his well-disposed friends from an inner pressure and causes them to approach the more quickly, and there is mutual joy.

Six in the fifth place means:

Someone does indeed increase him.
Ten pairs of tortoises cannot oppose it.
Supreme good fortune.

If someone is marked out by fate for good fortune, it comes without fail. All oracles-as for instance those that are read from the shells of tortoises-are bound to concur in giving him favorable signs. He need fear nothing, because his luck is ordained from on high.


I understood some problems but I maybe have missed something. If you know the magic of I-Cing tell me what do you think or understand ? I based on Richard Wilhelm translation but I know that there are other translation.

Thanks.
I am going to fight it off for ever. I will find the answers even if it takes all of my life. I am not going to give up.
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Re: I-Cing. Question: What causes my twitching ?

Postby RobbieBfs on March 9th, 2011, 11:31 am

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Re: I-Cing. Question: What causes my twitching ?

Postby dARR on March 9th, 2011, 2:14 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: @ Robbie

Trying to find absolute answers from the I ching misses the point imo.
Remember master Tzu's words in verse 67 of the Tao Te Ching

All the world talks about Tao
With such familiarity-
What stupidity!
Tao is not something found at the marketplace
Or passed from father to son
It is not something gained by knowing or lost by forgetting
If Tao were like this-It would have been lost and forgotten long ago.

Translation: Jonathan Star
He who fights with Monsters might take care lest he thereby become a Monster and if you gaze long into the Abyss the Abyss also gazes into you. Fredrich Nietzche, Beyond Good and Evil
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