I Ching: The Book of Change
The I Ching (Book of Change) is considered the oldest of the Chinese classics, and has throughout Chinese history commanded unsurpassed prestige and popularity. Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, the I Ching has been venerated for more than three thousand years as an oracle of fortune, a guide to success, and a source of wisdom....more
My favorite line today is, "Everything that gives light is dependent on something to which it clings, in order that it ma ...more
That said, this book is absolutely ridiculous. I'll be honest I only made it through about 3 or 4 pages, and all I gathered from that is that man is good and man is bad and ...more
I found it pretty insightful and hope that i can find it useful in the future. I haven't spent enough time with it to be able to recommend it but i suspect most people would find the sort of input that the I Ching can offer to be ...more
The I Ching is perhaps the oldest book on moral philosophy in the world. Here one can find advice about how we ought to live. It offers advice about when to fight and when to flee, when to act and when to wait. However, that advice changes based on our always changing circumstances. The recognition of this cycle of change is at the heart of the I Ching. Accordingly, it was not mea ...more
A friend spoke about it some 15 years ago, but it wasn't time for me yet.
A few years ago, it helped me fight my fears and doubts and it's voice is always calming in the world of very loud nothingness.
Plot: I Ching answers your important questions.
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One short I Ching story. When I was a much younger person I moved to Davenport Iowa. My car broke down the day before the move. My ex and I decided to move anyway and purchase a new vehicle after we got there. We borrowed a friend's car our first day in Davenport and drove everywhere looking at car lots. There was nothing in our ...more
To comment on the content of the I Ching is not something I am wise enough to attempt. This is a compiled history of ancient Chinese thought spanning more than two thousand years with the great minds of many sages providing discussion and chan ...more
According to the Huangs, the ...more
That aside, this book has had a profound impact on my perspective and how I approach each day and each challenge. It has guided me through a very ble ...more
It's not a book to read, but more of one to reference. The fundamentals of concepts behind I Ching is amazingly profound, which keeps me coming back again and again to this book. And every time I do, it feels like my understanding (and view) of I Ching changes a bit, which understandably fits the underlying theme of this work (or at least, f ...more
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