Thursday, September 13, 2012

Shuo Gua Zhuan 説卦傳 (3)


說卦傳  第三章

  天地定位,山澤通氣,雷風相薄,水火不相射,八卦相錯。

數往者順,知來者逆﹔是故,易逆數也。

Shuo Gua Zhuan  Chapter3

Heaven and Earth occupy determinate positions. Mountain and Marsh communicate with their qi. Thunder and Wind excite each other. Water and Fire interact but do not shoot at each other. Among the eight trigrams, there is mutual correlation.

Recollection of the past is natural. Anticipation of the future may be artificial*. Therefore, Yi is against the idea of pre-determined fate.
 
* Note: What we do may be against the current to affect the natural outcome in the future. This is the positive meaning of "Yi 易".

 

3 comments:

Bhavesh Joshi said...

Very Crisp explanation .., Thank you Sir ..,!!!

Sia Boon Sen aka David Sia 佘 益 德 said...

Poetic yet Awakening !

Mary Catherine Bax said...

Dear Joseph,

I found your note on 'anticipation of the future' the key to learning this ancient art. Yet, difficult to master!