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Following up on another thread, the opportunity arose to talk about a tool that I use that helps me get a more structured view of the Yijing readings.

This "cycle tool" tries to answer a problem that we all have and want to solve in our relationship with the Yijing.

Having a vision of the readings more independent, in what is possible, from the ego is a learning path that everyone goes through over time.It is a very personal process and most of the times very subjective, as it could not be otherwise since we are dealing with the Yijing and all its enigmatic message... and moreover, in its original version, written in ancient Chinese.

In order to minimize the interference of the ego and to seek a basic structure independent of this subjectivity in the Yi readings, I will show how this tool uses the pattern of the hexagram to create a cycle, a "basic block" where the four types of lines ( ----- ; -- --; --o-- ; --x-- ) of the hexagram have a well defined position and meaning within this cycle with the help of Boolean algebra and its XOR and XNOR functions. (better known in the study of yijing as patterns of change or change operators through Stephen Karcher)


First I will write about the deduction of the basic elements of this cycle with help of Boolean algebra.Then the steps of building the cycle and finally practical examples in its use.


In the images I leave you can see the deduction of the elements using simultaneously a more intuitive example of a man moving his forearm and making the analogy to the practical example 63.1.2>48.
Notice that it is important to go into detail when doing the calculations. Later on we will have a simple and visual quick way, using only the main hexagram, to get all the information out.


YANG PATERN.png YIN PATERN.png




The calculations use the formulas XOR and XNOR and the corresponding multiplications between 0 and 1...what you see are effective calculations and not to be confused with logical values 0 and 1.

So, we have from the calculations 10 hexagrams that will be included in the construction of this tool:

- main hexagram= hex63
- derived hexagram= hex48
- main opposite hexagram= hex64
- Opposite derived hexagram= hex21
- XOR=yang pattern= lines that change= hex19=(hex24 + hex7)
- XNOR=yin pattern=lines that do not change= hex33=(hex39 + hex35)
- hexagram corresponding to the lines --o--= hex24
- hexagram corresponding to the lines --x--= hex7
- hexagram corresponding to the lines -----= hex39
- hexagram corresponding to the lines -- --= hex35


That's it for now, in the following topic I will talk about the steps for the construction of the cycle and all its surroundings.

Hexagram as a Cycle(2)

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Hi breakmov.

It sounds interesting.

I get how you construct the hexagrams but I'm not clear on how do you interpret them.
Is this also a topic of your next message? Waiting for it ...

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This "cycle tool" tries to answer a problem that we all have and want to solve in our relationship with the Yijing.
Is this 'cycle tool' of your making? Did you come up with this tool? I have never seen this before. And what is this 'problem' you claim we all have and that we all want to solve?

using ... a more intuitive example of a man moving his forearm and making the analogy to the practical example 63.1.2>48.
I think a more 'practical example' of 63.1.2 > 48 would be if we had an actual, real-world example: a question or query that someone put to the Yi. But to instead have 'binary' imaginary robots moving their forearms, feels neither intuitive nor practical to me. Or, is there an actual query in all this, and I just missed it?

As far as 'intuitive' - I think that's not very well-defined, but I believe it can (or does) include one's intuition, imagination, imagery, senses, feelings, knowledge - and I find the text of the lines - or how I work with them - to be very intuitive.

I'm not really sure if you're binary robots are "minimizing the interference of the ego' or why interference from the ego is a bad thing - or ... what do you even mean by 'ego'?

Regards, D
 

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Hi Remod,
Yes, here we are still at the beginning and it is only the presentation of the elements that are in the construction cycle of this tool. I will divide this topic in three parts, being the last one to talk exactly about the application of the tool with practical examples.
It also helps if there are any questions, they will be easier to talk about in the proper topic. :)

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Hi Dfreed,

First I will write about the deduction of the basic elements of this cycle with help of Boolean algebra.Then the steps of building the cycle and finally practical examples in its use.
I will be glad to answer your questions after I expose the tool and also with practical examples that can be put by you. :)


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breakmov said:


This "cycle tool" tries to answer a problem that we all have and want to solve in our relationship with the Yijing.
Is this 'cycle tool' of your making? Did you come up with this tool? I have never seen this before. And what is this 'problem' you claim we all have and that we all want to solve?


breakmov said:


using ... a more intuitive example of a man moving his forearm and making the analogy to the practical example 63.1.2>48.
I think a more 'practical example' of 63.1.2 > 48 would be if we had an actual, real-world example: a question or query that someone put to the Yi. But to instead have 'binary' imaginary robots moving their forearms, feels neither intuitive nor practical to me. Or, is there an actual query in all this, and I just missed it?

As far as 'intuitive' - I think that's not very well-defined, but I believe it can (or does) include one's intuition, imagination, imagery, senses, feelings, knowledge - and I find the text of the lines - or how I work with them - to be very intuitive.

I'm not really sure if you're binary robots are "minimizing the interference of the ego' or why interference from the ego is a bad thing - or ... what do you even mean by 'ego'?

Regards, D

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Is this 'cycle tool' of your making? Did you come up with this tool? I have never seen this before. And what is this 'problem' you claim we all have and that we all want to solve? .... or why interference from the ego is a bad thing - or what do you even mean by 'ego'?

And so I gather you’ll be providing real-world examples/ cases. Great! But above you’ve just repeated my questions, and I’m still wondering ... and the answers are ???
 
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