I-Ching Hexagram 25 – Wu Wang – Innocence

Hexagram-25-Wu-WangThe trigram above – CH’IEN – The Creative, Heaven
The trigram below – CHEN – the Arousing, Thunder

General: To function most effectively you must be fully present in each and every moment.

Love: It is time to have fun. Not because you need to but just because you can.

Business: You will find that the simple approach will work the best. Let go of complex issues.

Personal: Enjoy life.

Ch’ien, heaven, is above; Chen, movement, is below. The lower trigram Chen is under the influence of the strong line it has received from above, from heaven. When, in accord with this, movement follows the law of heaven, man is innocent and without guile. His mind is natural and true, unshadowed by reflection or ulterior designs. For wherever conscious purpose is to be seen, there the truth and innocence of nature have been lost. nature that is not directed by the spirit is not true but degenerate nature.

Starting out with the idea of the natural, the train of thought in part goes somewhat further and thus the hexagram includes also the idea of the unintentional or unexpected.


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