I Ching ♦ The Book of Changes According to the original meaning, the attributes [sublimity, potentiality of success, power to further, perseverance] are paired. When an individual draws this oracle, it means that success will come to him from the primal depths of the universe and that everything depends upon his seeking his happiness and that of others in one way only, that is, by perseverance in what is right. The specific meanings of the four attributes became the subject of speculation at an early date. The Chinese word here rendered by "sublime" means literally "head," "origin," "great." This is why Confucius says in explaining it: “Great indeed is the generating power of the Creative; all beings owe their beginning to it.
Invoking Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth in Song and Ceremony - Constantina Rhodes Constantina Rhodes presents over five hundred elegantly translated Sanskrit verses, including devotional songs, mantras, visualizations, and ceremonial instructions that devotees use to invoke the goddess Lakshmi. Rhodes draws upon these texts to develop a richly detailed portrait of Lakshmi, revealing unexpected dimensions of this enigmatic deity. Even as Lakshmi is best known as a goddess of wealth and well-being, she also maintains a strong esoteric presence, expressing herself as Siddhi, the magnificent Tantric goddess of spiritual power, and as Kundalini Shakti, the transformative cosmic force that exists within each individual.
Foreword to the I Ching - By C. G. Jung Forewordby Carl Gustav Jung HTML Edition by Dan Baruth Since I am not a sinologue, a foreword to the Book of Changes from my hand must be a testimonial of my individual experience with this great and singular book. It also affords me a welcome opportunity to pay tribute again to the memory of my late friend, Richard Wilhelm.
Harmen's Dagboek In this article no in-depth explanation of Chinese characters, hardly references, just an interesting story. There is a fascinating link with hexagram 29 and a passage from the Mozi 墨子. The name of this hexagram, kan 坎, means 'pit, hole in the ground, trap'. But used doubled (kan-kan 坎坎) it is an onomatopoeia for the sound of drumming, as in the poem Fa Tan 伐檀 in The Book of Odes: 坎坎伐檀兮Kan-kan go his blows on the sandal trees... Often when a character is doubled it is a representation of a sound.
Harrowing of Hell The Harrowing of Hell ( Latin : Descensus Christi ad Inferos , "the descent of Christ into hell") is the Old English and Middle English term for the triumphant descent of Christ into Hell (or Hades ) between the time of his Crucifixion and his Resurrection when he brought salvation to all of the righteous who had died since the beginning of the world (excluding the damned). [ 1 ] After His death, the soul of Jesus descended into the realm of the dead, which the Apostles' Creed calls "hell" in the old English usage. In some Christian theologies, it is believed that Jesus' soul remained united to the divinity during this time. The realm into which Jesus descended is called Sheol by some Christian theologians to distinguish it from the hell of the damned. [ 2 ]
I Ching The I Ching, also known as the Classic of Changes, Book of Changes, Zhouyi and Yijing, is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. The book contains a divination system comparable to Western geomancy or the West African Ifá system; in Western cultures and modern East Asia, it is still widely used for this purpose. Traditionally, the I Ching and its hexagrams were thought to pre-date recorded history, and based on traditional Chinese accounts, its origins trace back to the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE. Modern scholarship suggests that the earliest layers of the text may date from the end of the 2nd millennium BCE, but place doubts on the mythological aspects in the traditional accounts. Some consider the I Ching the oldest extant book of divination, dating from 1,000 BCE and before. The oldest manuscript that has been found, albeit incomplete, dates back to the Warring States period (475–221 BCE). History
Divination YE JINN ("I Ching") the ancient Imperial Oracle of China Being: In Which We Find The thirty degrees and Signs of Astrology, in which we are each born with a unique and 'fixed' Libido-type, FOR LIFE; The first thirty, or Ego-refining, years of our lives.. during which we are made aware of our limitations AND potentials; and The thirty spokes of the Wheel of TAO; by which our Earthly Selves roll through life until our Ego-nature has been joined (in the second Wing of YE JINN) by the Spiritual-nature which will fill our Mature Years as the Ego and Libido did for our youth.
Chapter Fourteen: Cit-Shakti (The Consciousness Aspect of the Universe) Sacred-texts Tantra Index Previous Next Chapter FourteenCit-Shakti (The Consciousness Aspect of the Universe) Cit-Shakti is Cit, as Shakti, that is as Power, or that aspect of Cit in which it is, through its associated Maya-Shakti, operative to create the universe. It is a commonly accepted doctrine that the ultimate Reality is Samvid, Caitanya or Cit. But what is Cit? There is no word in the English language which adequately describes it.
I Ching, the Book of Changes - Yi Jing This famous system of 64 hexagrams plus their commentaries and transformations is at the root of Chinese thought. Tr. Wilhelm (en, fr). Nature of Reality Top ======= Understanding Hinduism ======= The Nature of Reality Click on underlined words to open paragraph