Used by its readers as an oracle, this book, based on the terminology used in the classic Wilhelm/Baynes translation, puts the I Ching into modern language. This allows its wisdom to be applied to the situations of everyday life. Decoded are words such as the superior and inferior man, and the inferiors, which refer respectively to the true self, the ego, and the bodily self. Expressions such as crossing the great water and seeing the great man are seen to mean getting past the danger of giving up on oneself, and remembering the potential for good in every person. Understanding such words and phrases occurs in the context of the reader's following his/her innermost feelings, since it is these that bring one into harmony with the ever-loving Cosmos and its protective powers.
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This book, published first in 1980, is here presented in its third revised and enlarged edition. It remains the best selling I Ching book for its major independent press distributors in the U.S. and England, and it has been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Croatian. It has attained a dedicated and enthusiastic worldwide following from readers of all interests and backgrounds.From the Author:
I could never have presumed to sit down and write a book on such a wonderful and enormous text as the I Ching. This book simply happened as notes I was keeping for my own use. I wrote the notes during those occasional times when I suddenly realized what the I Ching had been referring to in my daily consulting it. Sometimes these realizations came during the middle of the night; sometimes they came during meditation, or while I was doing something mundane. Always, I felt they were a gift from the Cosmos, for I could not imagine how such wonderful thoughts could come from my mind. They were somehow beyond pure mentality. After seven years these covered every line and hexagram in the I Ching, and when I saw that they were helpful to other users of the I Ching, I published them. Another ten years gave me an even fuller perspective of the underlying principles of the I Ching, and so I shared them in what is here the third edition of the book. I do not offer them as a definitive and final understanding of the I Ching, for I do not believe that such a monumental book of wisdom can be definitively understood. I merely offer it to share what I have myself learned. What I have learned, however, is that the great Tao of the Universe is a friendly consciousness that is always there to help us, so long as we do not block it by negative and arrogant thoughts. To harmonize oneself with its point of view is to find true happiness. It is also a long and ever-engaging process.
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Descrizione libro Anthony Publishing Company, 1988. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0960383239
Descrizione libro Anthony Publishing Company, 1988. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110960383239