Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Yi 1358: Annamarie 93: timing and "chance" encounters


Line-2
Legge: The second line, magnetic, shows its subject led forward by her correlate. There will be good fortune, and freedom from error. There is entire sincerity, and in that case even the small offerings of the vernal sacrifice are acceptable.
Wilhelm/Baynes: Letting oneself be drawn brings good fortune and remains blameless. If one is sincere, it furthers one to bring even a small offering.
Blofeld: Being drawn into something brings good fortune and no error is involved. Be confident and win advantage from making a sacrifice.
Liu: If you are introduced to something -- good fortune. No blame. If you are sincere, even a simple offering will be blessed.
Ritsema/Karcher: Protracting significant, without fault. Conforming, thereupon Harvesting availing-of-dedicating.
Shaughnessy: Extended auspiciousness; there is no trouble. Returning then beneficial to use the spring sacrifice.
Cleary (1): Drawing in brings good fortune; no blame. If one is sincere, it is beneficial to perform the spring ceremony.
Cleary (2): Drawing out is good and blameless. If trusted, it is beneficial to perform a ceremony.
Wu: Good fortune is introduced. There will be no error. With sincerity, he has the privilege of making offerings in the summer.

COMMENTARY
Confucius/Legge: The virtue proper to her central place has not undergone any change. Wilhelm/Baynes: The middle is still unchanged. Blofeld: The constant nature of this line, which is central. Ritsema/Karcher: Centering, not-yet transforming indeed. Cleary (2): Balance has not changed. Wu: His central position has not changed.
Legge: Line two is in her proper place, and responds to the dynamic ruler in five, who encourages and helps her advance. She possesses the sincerity proper to her central position, and though able to offer only the sacrifice of spring, which is small compared to the summer and autumn sacrifices, it will be appreciated.
NOTES AND PARAPHRASES
Siu: Secret forces are bringing compatible spirits together. If the man permits himself to be led by this ineffable attraction, good fortune will come his way. When deep friendships exist, formalities and elaborate preparations are not necessary.
Wing: You may feel mysteriously drawn to certain people or endeavors, although this may not be what you had planned for yourself. Give in to this impulse. Larger and invisible forces are at work here, and good fortune will come by submitting to them.
Anthony: We must not allow pride, pity or other emotions to cause us to structure how things are to work out ... We need not strive, but let ourself be drawn.


Line 2 Letting oneself be drawn brings good fortune and remains blameless = if one is sincere it furthers one to bring even a small offering. Changes to (47) Oppression/Exhaustion. The situation is not what you expected and you are drawn to those you do not understand. Even while you feel you do not belong, be open to the differences of others because providence is at play. If you sincerely want union, you may need to sacrifice the known and open to the unknown. One can only be exhausted through giving if there are strings attached. Trust where the situation is leading you and how it will change you.





Line-6
Legge: The sixth line, magnetic, shows the pleasure of its subject in leading and attracting others.
Wilhelm/Baynes: Seductive joyousness.
Blofeld: Joy in the form of allurement. [This suggests the superficial joy offered by attractions that would make no appeal to the Superior Man.]
Liu: Enticing joyousness.
Ritsema/Karcher: Protracting Opening.
Shaughnessy: Shadowyusurpation.
Cleary (1): Induced joy.
Cleary (2): Induced delight.
Wu: He attracts others to enjoy life.

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