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    Default Canonical text to Pinyin hexagram 1


    qian2
    元 亨
    yuan2 heng1
    利 貞
    li4 zhen1

    Entry level a nine
    潛 龍
    qian2 long2
    勿 用
    wu4 yong4

    Prefect level a nine
    見 龍 在 田
    jian4 long2 zai4 tian2
    利 見 大 人
    li4 jian4 da4 ren2

    Transition level a nine
    君 子 終 日
    jun1 zi3 zhong1 ri4
    乾 乾
    qian2 qian2
    夕 惕 若
    xi1 ti4 ruo4

    li4
    旡 咎
    wu2 jiu4

    Minister level a nine
    或 躍 在 淵
    huo4 yue4 zai4 yuan1
    旡 咎
    wu2 jiu4

    Sovereign level a nine
    飛 龍 在 天
    fei1 long2 zai4 tian1
    利 見 大 人
    li4 jian4 da4 ren2

    Exiting level a nine
    亢 龍
    kang4 long2
    有 悔
    you3 hui3

    All nine at work
    見 群 龍
    jian4 qun2 long2
    旡 首 吉
    wu2 shou3 ji2

    Confucius

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    Confucius, I'm not sure where you're headed with this "canonical" text, but I've been holding my breath since late September for closure on your series of hexagram tag etymologies. What happened to hexagrams 63 and 64? I'm starting to feel a little dizzy from lack of oxygen. It would be great if you would post them before my whole body turns blue!

    Lindsay

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsay
    I'm starting to feel a little dizzy from lack of oxygen. It would be great if you would post them before my whole body turns blue!
    Nah, don't worry Lindsay, that ain't lack of oxigen, is gas from below. A little too heavy on the methane, methinks. Open a window.

    I miss you man, glad to see you are still lurking around.

    L

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    Luis, you're such a wag! It could be methane - I've been enjoying a very rich diet lately, at least intellectually. But I'm inclined to think any lingering noxious fumes might be coming from that incense you recommended. That even made my cat choke.

    Associating different smells with Yi hexagrams is an inspired idea, perhaps the most intriguing olfactory breakthrough since the invention of Smell-o-vision in 1958. I imagine walking down the street, sniffing the sweet fragrance of Hex 61, the heady aroma of Hex 44, the luscious odor of Hex 50, or the acrid smell of Hex 18. But how do hexagrams feel? Do they also have tactile qualities - heft, temperature, texture? Are some solid, some liquid, others gaseous?

    Anyway, I really wish Confucius would give us the etymologies for the last two hexagrams. Here is a person who spent many weeks - with little or no encouragement, practically no feedback, almost without notice from the Forum as a whole - posting 62 etymologies at considerable effort and bother to himself. Then he stops, two hexagrams short of completion. Nobody said anything. Weeks go by. Nothing. Until finally we now have the "canonical" text of hexagram 1 in pinyin.

    What does this mean? An enigma. It's enough to make me start twitching.

    Lindsay

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    Default Point taken...

    And considered...Ji Ji and Wei Ji are on the way...as it was my initial objective to download each of the 1753 pages on my work representing the basic common dénominators of 3000 years of ecclectism and 132 interpretations of the Yi...I found myself somewhat uninspired when I reached Already accross...being myself uncultured, having been exposed to far too many cultures as it is, I had taken for granted that this forum would provide a great variety of points of view to help refine still this greatest observational work of mankind, the Yi.

    Realising that some are in the shadow, as myself, but still genuinely interested and involved, I will resume and ask for forgiveness for having stopped short before being Already Across...and will conclude when Not Yet Across!!!!

    Fuzi

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    Hmmm, you are right about our friend Confucious here. Perhaps is more interesting than frustrating that he stopped there. The Yi works in mysterious ways...

    Now, I don't know if you've noticed where he lives: "Way up in the northern hemisphere"... I think we''ll get the last two hexagrams for Xmas.

    Really Confucious, don't make grown men beg you for it. Pleeezzzz.

    L

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    Quote Originally Posted by confucius
    And considered...Ji Ji and Wei Ji are on the way...as it was my initial objective to download each of the 1753 pages on my work representing the basic common dénominators of 3000 years of ecclectism and 132 interpretations of the Yi...I found myself somewhat uninspired when I reached Already accross...being myself uncultured, having been exposed to far too many cultures as it is, I had taken for granted that this forum would provide a great variety of points of view to help refine still this greatest observational work of mankind, the Yi.

    Realising that some are in the shadow, as myself, but still genuinely interested and involved, I will resume and ask for forgiveness for having stopped short before being Already Across...and will conclude when Not Yet Across!!!!

    Fuzi
    You must be kidding, right? I think you are flying high above our heads (at least mine). You are way too humble about the quality of your work. Take your time, I'm planning to print those etymologies once the whole canon is completed.

    Well done, really.

    Cheers,

    Luis

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsay
    Associating different smells with Yi hexagrams is an inspired idea, perhaps the most intriguing olfactory breakthrough since the invention of Smell-o-vision in 1958. I imagine walking down the street, sniffing the sweet fragrance of Hex 61, the heady aroma of Hex 44, the luscious odor of Hex 50, or the acrid smell of Hex 18. But how do hexagrams feel? Do they also have tactile qualities - heft, temperature, texture? Are some solid, some liquid, others gaseous?
    Brilliant! Thanks, Lindsay! You've just inspired me with a whole new set of Yi toons.

    L

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    Well, Lindsay, I told you about the toons. This one was inspired by you...

    L

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