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Jian - Inertia
BY PURPLE YANG
The Position of
53rd chronologically, King Wen charted the wind-over-mountain
hexagram, Jian or Inertia, in this position to
issue the first of the four important hexagrams, as the means
to utilize the four external wheels: Thunder and Mountain
of 51st and 52nd on one side as dual masculine power, and Wind
and Lake of 57th and 58th on the other side as dual feminine
Fall: JIAN or INERTIA
Table of Contents
JIAN, September 7 - 12
Born under this hexagonal power,
all motions are utilized to temper emotions, and enhance
Through the display of the linguistic character of Jian,
water stroke or shui on the left side can served
as either the outward expression or inward depression...
I was young, my father tried once, only once, to be a bee-keeper.
When this once bounced off the ounce, nothing happened ever
since. Someone in the family poured the soap-filled, face-washed
and hand-brushed water, into the courtyard, gone by were
Year Cycle of Natal Destiny - JIAN
King Wen knew the cycle of life well deep in his heart, something
huge would underline the 8 human progressive years from 51 to
58. Either in general Chinese mind, or particular master enlightened
in this land, 50 years old is a real deal. This deal tells us
that when life reaches 50, five elemental powers have been totally
loaded and roasted on the road, where each of these five takes
about ten years to complete thoroughly. The mile traveled is long
gone, but the pile accumulated is taller than personal sight or
egoistic height. During this 50-year period, five fingers have
been busy grasping all sorts of points, five toes have been wheeling
extensively to send the person to highest peaks and lowest bases,
and five senses have driven life as a vehicle into a deadly state
or peaceful plate. 50 years of heart-driven and soul-longing sensory
power have reduced and retarded the person to the point that the
used to be perfect eye-sight is gone, taste buds are dull, hands
are numb, ears cannot hear, and nose smells the pale.
the Tao Te Ching
Without idolizing the wise,
people will not compete;
Without prizing rare goods,
people will not steal;
Without seeing the desirable,
people will not lust.
So the sage's ways are:
Emptying the heart,
Vitalizing the gut,
Softening the will,
Strengthening the character.
Thus, common folk care not to know.
The privileged dare not to blow.
Then nothing is beyond ruling.