Monday, August 7, 2017

Yi 1522: boots: the driveway scene: do it later

It's the last puzzle piece, pretty much, and I find myself wanting to kind of force the issue where "getting it done" (solved) is concerned, which makes for a kind of stress, which lets me know to stop, I'm forcing, not flowing, and to put it down and keep with my desire to approach this finalizing in linear mode, one step at a time.



Line-2
Legge: The second line, dynamic, shows all occasion for repentance disappearing.
Wilhelm/Baynes: Remorse disappears.
Blofeld: Regret vanishes.
Liu: Remorse vanishes. [A stable situation is now possible.]
Ritsema/Karcher: Repenting extinguished.
Shaughnessy: Regret is gone.
Cleary (1): Regret disappears.
Wu: Regret disappears.
 
COMMENTARY
Confucius/Legge: He can abide long in the due mean. Wilhelm/Baynes: It is permanently central. Blofeld: The line implies ability to remain upon the middle path. [I.e. To avoid extremes and cleave to the golden mean. This is suggested by the position of the line which is central to the lower trigram.] Ritsema/Karcher: Ability lasting, centering indeed. [The ideogram: field divided in two equal parts. Image of hexagram 61.]Cleary (2): One can remain balanced. Wu: (He) can remain in the central position for a long time.
Legge: Line two is dynamic, but in the place of a magnetic line. However, because of his central position he holds fast to the due mean.
 
NOTES AND PARAPHRASES
Siu: The man endures by keeping his force of character within the bounds of available power.
Wing: Apply just enough consistent force to effect the situation. Too much energy, or too little, will create chaos. Avoid extremes in your actions.
Editor: Line two is the dynamic correlate of the magnetic fifth line, and thus becomes the ruler of the hexagram. The meanings of both lines are derived from this switch of positions. (Ordinarily the fifth place is the seat of the ruler.) If both lines change, the hexagram becomes number thirty-one, Initiative, with which the figure is intimately connected, as Legge's notes point out. This suggests that consistency in the World of the Senses (domain of the ego) allows the initiative to originate from the World of Thought (the domain of the Self – the Causal Plane of Theosophy); which is to say that the ego's consistent perseverance is essential for the transformation of the psyche. The attitude which is often necessary to accomplish this is symbolized in the IX of Wands in the Tarot:
This card symbolizes those qualities that cause one to defend principles which may not be fully understood. And whether or not he understands what he is doing in its every aspect, he will do it as best he is able. F.D. Graves -- The Windows of Tarot
A. Your position is correct. Stand fast and preserve the Work.
B. Emanation from inner planes is facilitated by the ego’s skill in managing the Work.

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